Equity & Discrimination

Brown v. Board of Education Digital Learning Day

Alexandria, Va.  (May 11, 2015) - The National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) Council of Urban Boards of Education (CUBE) is pleased to announce that on May 18th, 3:15 – 4:30 p.m. EDT, as part of CUBE’s annual Digital Learning Day, three schools from across the country will participate in a webinar discussion commemorating the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education.

Participating schools include Baltimore City Public Schools’ Digital Harbor High School; Little Rock, Arkansas’s Central High School; and Rochester, New York’s Northeast College Preparatory Academy.

Does v. PGCBOE

Fourth Circuit panel per curiam decision - upholding deliberate indifference standard in Title IX peer sexual harassment suits.

IDEA Full Funding Coalition Letter to the Senate and House

A coalition of education organizations dedicated to advocating for the full funding of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) submitted this letter to both the Senate and House Subcommittees on Labor, HHS and Education Appropriations. On behalf of students with disabilities, teachers, specialized instructional support professionals, parents, administrators, and school boards, the letter urges the subcommittees to provide increased funding for IDEA within the FY2016 LHHS‐Education appropriation.

Ziegler v. Martin Cnty. Sch. Dist., No. 14-14221 (S.D. Fla Mar. 2, 2015)

Opinion of U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida granting summary judgment to school district and sheriff's department on claims that students' Fourth Amendment search and seizure rights, Fourteenth Amendment equal protection rights, and First Amendment speech rights were violated.

Tooley v. Van Buren Pub. Sch., No. 14-13466 (E.D. Mich. Feb. 20, 2015))

U.S. Attorney General's "Statement of Interest" in opposition to motion to dismiss Title IX/Equal Proection suit alleging discrimination based on student's transgender status.

EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores (U.S. Sup. Ct. - Merits Brief)

Employment Discrimination: Title VII – duty to provide religious accommodation in the absence of actual notice of need for accommodation

Board of Directors Resolution to Commemorate Brown v. Board

A Resolution of the National School Boards Association Board of Directors Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Historic U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Brown v. Board of Education

WHEREAS, Public education is essential to an informed citizenry, the foundation of our democratic society; and

WHEREAS, Access to a public education is the gateway to opportunity, our nation's promise to all; and

New ED guidance oversteps local authority on educational decisions

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) today announced guidance in the form of a dear colleague letter to states, school districts, and schools to ensure that students have equal access to educational resources.

Torres v. Mantee County School District

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida opinion holding that Title VII preempts Title IX as to school employees' discrimination and retaliation claims unrelated to their students.

Webinar: Recent Guidance from the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice: Title IX, Section 504/ADA and more

Invite your school district clients to join you as the NSBA legal staff reviews important recent guidance documents issued by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice.  We'll cover topics such as Title IX and sexual violence (especially with respect sexual orientation and gender identity), the ADA Effective Communication regulation, racial disparities in student discipline, Charter Schools, student records and data, and more.  We will discuss how the guidance documents reflect policy initiatives and how NSBA is engaging with the Departments on these issues. 

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