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  • A Guide for Public School Students in WA

    This guide provides general information on students' rights in Washington state public schools. It is not meant to provide legal advice. This guide does not address the rights of students in private schools tribal schools public colleges or universities. Read More

    By:
    ACLU
  • Pregnant or Parenting? Title IX Protects You from Discrimination at School

    Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex—including pregnancy and parental status—in educational programs and activities. All public and private schools, school districts, colleges, and universities receiving any Federal funds (“schools”) must comply with Title IX.* This publication will explain things you should know about your rights. Read More

    By:
    U.S. Department of Education
  • School Rights For Immigrant and Refugee Children and Their Parents in Washington State

    All children living in the United States have a right to go to public school free through 12th grade. Their immigration status does not matter. This publication explains this and other school rights. Publication #1112EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
    Russian / Pусский
  • Students Rights and Responsibilities in the Digital Age

    Communicating with electronic devices and on the Internet – whether through text message, chat, e-mail, Facebook, blogs, Twitter, Tumblr, image boards or countless others – raises both new and old questions about your legal rights. This booklet provides information about legal rights online and the limits to those rights. Read More

    By:
    ACLU of Washington
  • Video - Your Rights Under the IDEA: A Video in ASL

    An overview of the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA) and the rights of parents and guardians. Explains the processes available in WA to resolve disputes regarding special education services. Also covers the rights of deaf parents to have interpreter services provided when their children are enrolled in special education services. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    American Sign Language

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  • How to be an Education Advocate

    Family involvement in education means the active participation of families, legal guardians and caring adults in their children’s school lives. Family involvement is most effective in partnership with teachers and other school staff. Read More

    By:
    Office of Education Ombuds
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Parent's Guide to School Board Advocacy in WA

    Th is pamphlet provides a brief description of how school boards function and then guides you through some simple steps to make your voice heard. It can also help you prepare to raise concerns or make suggestions first with the principal or superintendent. Read More

    By:
    ACLU
  • Video - Your Child's Rights Under the IDEA

    This video describes your child's rights under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. These are federal laws, so the information is true for every state. This video will teach you about setting up an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and what to do if the school is not following the IEP. Read More

    By:
    Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español

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  • Video - Your Child's Rights Under the IDEA

    This video describes your child's rights under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. These are federal laws, so the information is true for every state. This video will teach you about setting up an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and what to do if the school is not following the IEP. Read More

    By:
    Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Video - Your Rights Under the IDEA: A Video in ASL

    An overview of the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA) and the rights of parents and guardians. Explains the processes available in WA to resolve disputes regarding special education services. Also covers the rights of deaf parents to have interpreter services provided when their children are enrolled in special education services. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    American Sign Language
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