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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
  • Education Advocacy Manual

    While there is a special focus on the needs of foster children in the manual, the comprehensive information may be helpful to anyone who wishes to advocate for a child’s education. Included are chapters covering basic education rights, special education law, discipline, and resources for young people transitioning to adulthood. Also included is an extensive resource guide with links to Washington State and federal education law. Read More

    By:
    TeamChild
  • 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
  • Resource guide for families who have a child with a medical, developmental, mental health or behavioral health condition

    A list of services and info if you have a child with a medical, developmental, mental health or behavioral health condition. Learn more about support, health insurance, growth and development, recreation, and assistive technology. Read More

    By:
    The Center for Children with Special Needs
  • 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

Education and homeless youth (3)+

  • Educating Homeless Children and Youth

    Homeless children and youth sometimes need help enrolling and participating in school. Various individuals can, and should, step forward to provide assistance. Parents, relatives, family friends, school and school district personnel, shelter providers, youth program workers, social workers, advocates, and the students themselves can all play a role in helping young people get an education. If you are such a person, this booklet will get you started. Read More

    By:
    National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
  • Educational Rights of Students Who Are Considered Homeless

    If you are a student in preschool through 12th grade and you are considered homeless or you don’t have a regular place to sleep, this guide is for you. You have a legal right to an education and support from your school. This guide tells you about your rights, the laws that protect you, and resources to help you. Read More

    By:
    Columbia Legal Services
  • Homeless Youth & Education

    Questions and answers about education issues for homeless youth. Read More

    By:
    Columbia Legal Services

Truancies and School Attendance (1)+

  • Attendance Counts!

    Skipping a class or full day of school can really add up over time. Find out how your missed days affect your chances of graduating on time! Read More

    By:
    Get Schooled!

Working with the School (4)+

  • Education Advocacy Manual

    While there is a special focus on the needs of foster children in the manual, the comprehensive information may be helpful to anyone who wishes to advocate for a child’s education. Included are chapters covering basic education rights, special education law, discipline, and resources for young people transitioning to adulthood. Also included is an extensive resource guide with links to Washington State and federal education law. Read More

    By:
    TeamChild
  • 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
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    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
  • Resource guide for families who have a child with a medical, developmental, mental health or behavioral health condition

    A list of services and info if you have a child with a medical, developmental, mental health or behavioral health condition. Learn more about support, health insurance, growth and development, recreation, and assistive technology. Read More

    By:
    The Center for Children with Special Needs
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