New Federal Guidance: Ensuring All Students Have Access to Education Resources
The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has released a guide to all federal school fund recipients to ensure that all students have equal access to education resources.
The guide reflects OCR’s longstanding approach to conducting resource equity investigations and serves as a self-assessment tool for states, school districts, and schools to ensure they are in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The Region IX Equity Assistance Center at WestEd is available to provide technical assistance to districts and schools to address and ensure equity of resource distribution for all students. Click here for more information.
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- Districts and schools
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Supporting Student Well-Being: Two New California Laws
School Discipline, AB 420: California has become the first state in the nation to eliminate suspensions for its youngest public school students, K-3, as well as expulsions for minor misbehavior.
Sex Abuse and Trafficking Prevention, SB 1165: California schools will receive new guidance on sexual abuse and sex trafficking prevention education, including new administrative policies and practices, in the 2015 edition of the Health Framework for California Public Schools.