Education Law News- June 2011


IN THIS ISSUE: Cyberbullying: Balancing the Rights of Student Victims and Bullies; Practical Implication of OCR ’s Title IX “Dear Colleague” Letter.

Excerpt from "Cyberbullying: Balancing the Rights of Student Victims and Bullies":

Educators at all levels have long been aware of the harm that bullying can cause. With the explosive growth of social networking sites and instant messaging, however, today’s bullies have many more opportunities to act. What once took place in school hallways and cafeterias can now occur at any time and in any place. The internet allows bullies to reach their victims even when they are at home.....

Excerpt from "Practical Implication of OCR ’s Title IX “Dear Colleague” Letter":

All public school districts, colleges and universities that receiv federal financial assistance (“schools”) are required to comply with Title IX, a law that prohibits all forms of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment. The three fundamental requirements of Title IX are that schools (1) disseminate a notice of nondiscrimination; (2) designate at least one employee to coordinate Title IX responsibilities; and, (3) adopt and publish grievance procedures for student and employee sex discrimination complaints.....

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