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Bullying, Discipline, Discrimination, Harassment, Homeless Students

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Public School Discipline and Children With Disabilities

Questions and answers about discipline issues affecting children with disabilities.

Guide to Juvenile Court in Orleans Parish

Basic information from the Orleans Juvenile Court Delinquency Division.

Discrimination in Schools and Higher Education

U.S. Dept. of Justice (DOJ) website and The Civil Rights Division, Educational Opportunities Section, which, enforces several federal civil rights laws which prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, language, sex, religion, and disability in schools and institutions of higher education.

Federal Law About Sex Discrimination in Education

Link to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights site which explains what federal law requires of schools, to protect students from sex discrimination in general, athletics, harassment, and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Find Your State and Local Coordinator of Education for Homeless Children and Youth

Find State and Local Contacts for Education for Homeless Children and Youth by searching through this link.

How to File a Discrimination Complaint with the Office for Civil Rights

Anyone who believes that an education institution that receives federal financial assistance has discriminated against someone on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age, or who believes that a public elementary or secondary school, or state or local education agency has violated the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act, may file a complaint. The person or organization filing the complaint need not be a victim of the alleged discrimination but may complain on behalf of another person or group.

Out, Safe and Respected at School: What LGBTQ Students Need to Know

Link to a Know Your Rights kit designed to help LGBTQ students know their rights at school and make sure they’re respected. Includes concrete ideas about how you can make a difference in your school and community.

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