Summarizes how the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has helped to change America. Discusses the many ways in which VAWA has increased accountability and access to services and has reached underserved communities, and provides details from over 100 programs throughout the country that VAWA has helped to inspire and support.
Identifies communities of practice as a means to sustain positive results after successfully implementing a strategy for improving learning conditions. Describes how communities of practice function and why they are successful, and, provides real life examples.
Presents evidence and logic for school climate’s positive correlation with academic achievement. Examines evidence for and describes characteristics of the school climate variables of “Safety”, “Support, Care, and Connections”, “Challenge and Engagement”, and “Social Emotional Competency”.
Describes guides, briefs, tools, and websites that support improvements in school climate. Includes guidance for programmatic intervention, measures, school climate (engagement, environment, and safety), and special populations.
Provides a new, free online course designed to inform those who deliver teen pregnancy prevention programming. The course will help professionals understand key terms related to gender and sexual identity, the challenges that LGBTQ youth face and the importance of including them in prevention messages about teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, and key strategies for creating safe spaces and classrooms for LGBTQ youth.
Provides guidance that emphasizes the requirement that schools provide positive behavioral supports to students with disabilities who need them. It also clarifies that the repeated use of disciplinary actions may suggest that children with disabilities may not be receiving appropriate behavioral interventions and supports.
Summarizes a school’s Title IX obligations regarding transgender students and explains how the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) evaluate a school’s compliance with these obligations. The letter also provides information and examples to inform recipients about how the Departments evaluate whether covered entities are complying with their legal obligations.
Summarizes the importance of ensuring that all students, regardless of their sex or gender, have equal access to the full range of Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs offered by eliminating discriminatory practices and taking proactive steps to expand participation of students in fields where one sex is underrepresented.
Provides examples of policies and emerging practices that some schools are already using to support transgender students. It also includes common questions on topics such as school records, privacy, and terminology, and explains how some state and school district policies have answered these questions.