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Read: Calif. School Where Student with Autism Died Violated State Laws

Calif. School Where Student with Autism Died Violated State Laws

The 13-year-old died two days after he lost consciousness while being physically restrained by a staff member at Guiding Hands School.

Read: Inspector General Finds Missteps in Dept. of Ed.’s Handling of FERPA

Inspector General Finds Missteps in Dept. of Ed.’s Handling of FERPA

An audit by the U.S. Dept. of Ed.’s Inspector General found their own office liable for not handling FERPA complaints in a timely and effective manner.

Read: College Athletes More Likely to be Accused of Sexual Misconduct

College Athletes More Likely to be Accused of Sexual Misconduct

An analysis from Out of Lines says college athletes are three times more likely to be accused of sexual assault.

Read: 5 Critical Steps To Create an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) At Your School

5 Critical Steps To Create an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) At Your School

Schools need to get these steps right to write an effective emergency operations plan (EOP), and they all occur before putting pen to paper.

Read: Department of Education Ignored Widespread Support of Obama Administration Title IX Sexual Violence Guidance

Department of Education Ignored Widespread Support of Obama Administration Title IX Sexual Violence Guidance

Researchers have found that although 99 percent of public comments on Title IX supported Obama’s Dear Colleague Letter on how schools should handle sexual violence claims, the Department of Education rescinded the guidance anyway.

Read: U.S. Department of Education Will Not Fund Arming Teachers

U.S. Department of Education Will Not Fund Arming Teachers

Secretary DeVos reports that she has no intention of taking any action when it comes to using federal funding to arm teachers.

Read: DeVos Considers Using Federal Funds to Buy Firearms for Schools

DeVos Considers Using Federal Funds to Buy Firearms for Schools

Discussions of using federal grant money to buy firearms for schools has drawn significant criticism from many education and gun control activist groups.

Read: Abuse Claims Against OSU Doctor to Be Reviewed by Education Department

Abuse Claims Against OSU Doctor to Be Reviewed by Education Department

Ohio State also launched its own investigation into allegations that school officials knew of repeated sexual abuse by former team doctor Richard Strauss.

Read: UNC-Chapel Hill Violated Title IX Laws, Finds 5-Year OCR Investigation

UNC-Chapel Hill Violated Title IX Laws, Finds 5-Year OCR Investigation

The OCR investigated over 387 complaints of sexual harassment and sexual violence at UNC-Chapel Hill between 2011 and 2016.

Read: Dept. of Ed. Drops 1,200 Civil Rights Cases, Less Likely to Find Violations

Dept. of Ed. Drops 1,200 Civil Rights Cases, Less Likely to Find Violations

An analysis by ProPublica found the percentage of findings of civil rights violations dropped from 51 percent under Obama to 35 percent under Trump.

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