Office for Civil Rights

Read: Delaware: OCR, Red Clay CSD Resolve Antisemitic Bullying Complaint

Delaware: OCR, Red Clay CSD Resolve Antisemitic Bullying Complaint

The district must audit its harassment procedures and annually train its staff after a student was repeatedly targeted for being Jewish.

Read: Office for Civil Rights Logs Record Number of Discrimination Complaints

Office for Civil Rights Logs Record Number of Discrimination Complaints

Most of the nearly 19,000 complaints filed with the Department of Education allege discrimination based on disability, race, and sex.

Read: U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Announces Resolution of Racial Harassment Investigation of Ottumwa Community School District

U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Announces Resolution of Racial Harassment Investigation of Ottumwa Community School District

OCR determined that during the course of school years 2020-21 and 2021-22 district students subjected a Black middle school student to racial harassment so pervasive that it constituted a racially hostile environment and that the district failed to take necessary steps to protect the student.

Read: GAO Releases Report on Increase in Student Bullying, Hate Crimes and Violence

GAO Releases Report on Increase in Student Bullying, Hate Crimes and Violence

The in-depth report breaks down the increase in hostile behaviors among students and how schools and the Education Department are addressing it.

Read: USC Agrees to $852 Million Settlement with Sex Abuse Victims

USC Agrees to $852 Million Settlement with Sex Abuse Victims

In total, USC has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to the more than 700 women who say they were sexually abused by former student health center gynecologist George Tyndall.

Read: Why Immediate Response is Key to Successful K-12 Title IX Investigations

Why Immediate Response is Key to Successful K-12 Title IX Investigations

Each Title IX accusation is different, and the responses need to be tailored to the unique circumstances of every claim.

Read: OCR: Penn State Continued to Violate Title IX After Sandusky Scandal

OCR: Penn State Continued to Violate Title IX After Sandusky Scandal

A six-year review of Penn State’s handling of sexual misconduct complaints found several Title IX violations this academic year.

Read: OCR: USC’s Handling of Tyndall Sexual Abuse “Extraordinarily Egregious”

OCR: USC’s Handling of Tyndall Sexual Abuse “Extraordinarily Egregious”

Following an investigation, the school has agreed to create a centralized record-keeping system to track sexual misconduct allegations against employees.

Read: Jackson Health System Pays $2.15 Million in HIPAA Fines

Jackson Health System Pays $2.15 Million in HIPAA Fines

An investigation revealed three separate HIPAA violations, including an employee accessing and selling more than 24,000 patients’ records.

Read: 3 Conn. Runners File Complaint, Claim Transgender Policy Violates Title IX

3 Conn. Runners File Complaint, Claim Transgender Policy Violates Title IX

The female runners say a policy allowing athletes to compete in sports corresponding with their gender identity puts them at an unfair advantage.

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