Office for Civil Rights

Read: Sexual Misconduct Reports at UT Knoxville Doubled from 2016 to 2017

Sexual Misconduct Reports at UT Knoxville Doubled from 2016 to 2017

The school made significant changes to its Title IX department after a 2016 lawsuit alleged preferential treatment towards student-athletes accused of sexual misconduct.

Read: Dept. of Ed.: UC Berkeley Mishandled Sexual Assault Complaints

Dept. of Ed.: UC Berkeley Mishandled Sexual Assault Complaints

An agreement between UC Berkeley and the U.S. Department of Education will require the school to revisit eight sexual misconduct cases it may have mishandled.

Read: AJMC Study Finds Common Characteristics of Hospital Data Breaches

AJMC Study Finds Common Characteristics of Hospital Data Breaches

The study by the American Journal of Managed Care found teaching hospitals and pediatric hospitals are the most susceptible to data breaches.

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.

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