Office for Civil Rights

Read: 700 Parents of Transgender Students Sign Letter Criticizing DeVos

700 Parents of Transgender Students Sign Letter Criticizing DeVos

The letter, organized by the Human Rights Campaign, criticizes the Trump administration for rescinding restroom guidance for transgender students.

Read: Civil Rights Groups Sue DeVos over Campus Sexual Assault Guidance

Civil Rights Groups Sue DeVos over Campus Sexual Assault Guidance

The lawsuit claims the U.S. Education Department’s changes to campus sexual assault policies discriminate against students who report sexual assault.

Read: ESPN: MSU Sought End to Federal Oversight of Title IX Investigations

ESPN: MSU Sought End to Federal Oversight of Title IX Investigations

A document obtained by ESPN also indicates MSU still has not provided all paperwork pertaining to alleged abuse by Larry Nassar.

Read: Dept. of Ed. Publishes Database of Pending Civil Rights Investigations

Dept. of Ed. Publishes Database of Pending Civil Rights Investigations

On Wednesday, the Department of Education published a full list of active civil rights investigations that will be updated monthly.

Read: Judge Rejects Injunction to Ban Transgender Girl from Female Restrooms

Judge Rejects Injunction to Ban Transgender Girl from Female Restrooms

The injunction was filed against the U.S. Department of Education after a previous lawsuit against an Illinois school district was denied.

Read: OCR Finds Fla. School Created Hostile Environment for Bullied Student

OCR Finds Fla. School Created Hostile Environment for Bullied Student

An investigation by the Office for Civil Rights determined the school district failed to evaluate the bullied student for an individual education plan.

Read: 10 Cybersecurity Travel Tips For The Holidays

10 Cybersecurity Travel Tips For The Holidays

Officials with access to sensitive information should keep these ten cybersecurity travel tips in mind to ensure a breach-free holiday season.

Read: Dept. of Ed. Opens Third Title IX Investigation into Univ. of Maryland

Dept. of Ed. Opens Third Title IX Investigation into Univ. of Maryland

The Department of Education opened the first two Title IX investigations on January 11 and March 31; both cases remain open.

Read: Fla. Health Clinic’s Cyber Insurer to Pay $2.3M HIPAA Settlement

Fla. Health Clinic’s Cyber Insurer to Pay $2.3M HIPAA Settlement

Federal regulators will collect the money directly from 21st Century Oncology’s cyber insurance provider.

Read: Department of Education May Limit Scope of Civil Rights Investigations

Department of Education May Limit Scope of Civil Rights Investigations

Under current guidelines, civil rights investigations focus on both the individual complaint and the possibility of a systemic problem.

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