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Sexual Harassment & Abuse

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Federal Biden Orders Review of Trump-Era Rule on Responding to Sexual Assault in Schools
Critics said the Trump-era rule on how schools should respond to reports of sexual assault and harassment weakened protections for accusers.
Evie Blad, March 8, 2021
3 min read
Student Well-Being Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed
A collection of stories from the previous week that you may have missed.
October 26, 2020
9 min read
Student Well-Being Federal Civil Rights Data Finds Rise in Reported Sexual Assaults
The finding comes from the Civil Rights Data Collection, a comprehensive look at academic and disciplinary practices in schools nationwide.
Sarah D. Sparks, October 15, 2020
4 min read
Law & Courts Court Pick Ruled on Campus Sex Assault, Other Education Issues as Appeals Judge
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett has ruled on due process and Title IX issues in campus sex assaults, qualified immunity, private schools, and other issues.
Mark Walsh, September 26, 2020
11 min read
Student Well-Being Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed
Here's a quick breakdown of high-profile news stories you may have missed during the week.
October 22, 2019
8 min read
Privacy & Security Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed
A breakdown of high-profile news stories you may have missed during the week.
October 6, 2019
5 min read
Curriculum When Teens Are in Violent Relationships, Should Principals Step In?
A survey of high school principals reveals that more than half of school leaders say they have dealt with an incident of teen dating violence recently, but many of them aren't clear what their role should be.
Arianna Prothero, September 25, 2019
4 min read
Chicago Public Schools has agreed to federal oversight of its handling of sexual misconduct claims against staff and students.
Chicago Public Schools has agreed to federal oversight of its handling of sexual misconduct claims against staff and students.
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Student Well-Being Are Schools Prepared to Respond to Sex Abuse? Latest Probe Reveals Shortcomings
A federal investigation of Chicago's failures to respond to sexual violence in schools raises troubling questions for school districts nationwide.
Stephen Sawchuk, September 24, 2019
7 min read
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Curriculum We're Teaching Consent All Wrong
No, consent doesn't just belong in sex ed. class; it needs to start a lot earlier. Sarah D. Sparks looks at the research.
Sarah D. Sparks, January 8, 2019
7 min read
School Climate & Safety News in Brief New Student-Protection Office Logs 600-Plus Complaints in Chicago
A new Chicago public schools office created to investigate cases of student-on-student sexual violence has fielded more than 600 allegations so far this school year.
Tribune News Service, December 11, 2018
1 min read
Federal DeVos Rewrites Title IX Guidance on Sexual Assault and Harassment
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' office for civil rights is reversing itself on several key changes to how it investigates civil rights claims that had infuriated the civil rights community.
Alyson Klein & Evie Blad, November 27, 2018
4 min read
Mary Pat Cumming, principal at the FAIR School in Minneapolis, is working with a student and parent to create a course on consent for juniors and seniors.
Mary Pat Cumming, principal at the FAIR School in Minneapolis, is working with a student and parent to create a course on consent for juniors and seniors.
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School & District Management Principals Crack Down on Harmful Student Behaviors
Some school leaders are using their leverage to confront students' hazing, drinking, and sexual violence. It's a difficult job.
Arianna Prothero & Sasha Jones, November 12, 2018
10 min read
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Student Well-Being Commentary We Shouldn't Teach Young Men to Fear #MeToo
The Kavanaugh confirmation process demonstrates that schools must offer boys space to understand their emotional responses, writes Jeff Frank.
Jeff Frank, October 12, 2018
4 min read
Student Well-Being Conversations About Sexual Assault Have Roiled the Nation. 6 Takeaways for Educators
The controversial confirmation process for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has students, teachers, and schools grappling with sensitive issues around men, women, bodies, and power.
Stacey Decker, October 4, 2018
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