Bullying, Harassment, & Civil Rights: An Overview of School District Federal Obligation to Respond to Harassment

Helps schools, parents, and others who interact with kids understand the differences between harassment and bullying, and their legal obligations with respect to both. Schools have a responsibility to create safe learning environments for all students. When harassment is based on a protected class and creates a hostile environment, schools have an obligation under federal civil rights laws to take action. 

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