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Tag Archives: Department of Education

The United States Supreme Court Sends Virginia Transgender Bathroom Case Back to the 4th Circuit

Posted in Constitutional Issues, Transgender issues
March 6, 2017 marks a significant development in the case of Gloucester v. G.G., the closely followed and highly publicized Virginia transgender student bathroom case. The Gloucester case involves a local school board policy that effectively denies a transgender male high school student use of his school’s male bathroom and, in turn, the student’s claim… Continue Reading

U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights Issues Guidance to Districts Regarding Restraint and Seclusion of Students with Disabilities

Posted in Americans with Disabilities Act
In late December of 2016, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued information to school districts regarding how the use of restraint and seclusion may result in discrimination against qualified students with disabilities in violation of Federal laws that prohibit disability discrimination, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section… Continue Reading