Civil Rights

Read: Oklahoma Public Schools Require ‘Biological Sex Affidavit’ for Student-Athletes

Oklahoma Public Schools Require ‘Biological Sex Affidavit’ for Student-Athletes

The requirement comes after Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill preventing transgender athletes from competing on sports teams that match their gender identity.

Read: NorthShore University Health to Pay $10.3 Million in COVID Vaccine Mandate Lawsuit

NorthShore University Health to Pay $10.3 Million in COVID Vaccine Mandate Lawsuit

Fourteen healthcare workers sued NorthShore University HealthSystem after they were denied religious exemptions for the vaccinations.

Read: University System of Georgia Nixes Free Speech Zones

University System of Georgia Nixes Free Speech Zones

Georgia is the 22nd state to ban free speech zones which are designated areas where people can hold protests and rallies.

Read: Video: Lorain City Schools Staff Allegedly Forced Girl to Eat Food Thrown in Trash

Video: Lorain City Schools Staff Allegedly Forced Girl to Eat Food Thrown in Trash

After an internal investigation, the district released surveillance video of the incident and fired a paraprofessional employee and principal.

Read: Maryland DOE to Review Use of Restraint, Seclusion in Schools

Maryland DOE to Review Use of Restraint, Seclusion in Schools

The announcement comes after the DOJ found Frederick County Public Schools disproportionately used these practices on students with disabilities and students of color.

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: How to Establish Yourself and Find Allies as a K-12 Title IX Coordinator

How to Establish Yourself and Find Allies as a K-12 Title IX Coordinator

Forging relationships with civil rights groups, union leaders, SROs and the PTO, just to name a few, can help create a place for Title IX in your district.

Read: Biden Executive Order Prevents Discrimination Based on Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation

Biden Executive Order Prevents Discrimination Based on Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation

Experts say the executive order is likely to lead to significant changes in Title IX regulations for institutions of higher education.

Read: Chemeketa CC Changes Free Speech Policy After Anti-Abortion Group Files Suit

Chemeketa CC Changes Free Speech Policy After Anti-Abortion Group Files Suit

The old policies limited student group demonstrations to two quad areas and required that permission be secured two weeks in advance.

Read: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Resigns Over Capitol Hill Riot

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Resigns Over Capitol Hill Riot

In her resignation letter, Betsy DeVos condemned Trump, writing there is “no mistaking the impact your rhetoric had on the situation.”

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