button-download-workshop-filesStrand: Public Policy—Supporting Equity and Education
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Session V: 8:15 – 9:30 AM

ABSTRACT

This interactive session will look at federal laws enforced by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights and U.S. Department of Justice with regard to secondary education. The presenters will address civil rights laws as they pertain to Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Vocation Education Programs Guidelines, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

PRESENTER

BAKER_Shannon_2017Shannon Baker

CTE Education Consultant
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Biography: Shannon Baker is an education consultant with North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She works in Career and Technical Education Support Services, where she oversees the areas of Special Populations, Civil Rights and Equity. She attained her Bachelors’ and Masters’ Degrees from North Carolina State University in Business and Marketing Education and was employed as a Business teacher, Career Development Coordinator, and Special Populations Coordinator with Wake County Schools. She is currently an adjunct instructor in the Computer Technologies Division at Wake Technical Community College.

DESCRIPTION

“Beginning in 1973, various civil rights advocacy groups, including the Legal Defense Fund of the NAACP, sued the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare (now the Department of Education) on behalf of a plaintiff, alleging that the federal government was not enforcing the federal civil rights laws in education. The Federal District Court of Washington, D.C., settled the case by issuing a consent decree in 1977, which required the federal Office for Civil Rights (part of the U.S. Department of Education) to prepare the Guidelines for Eliminating Discrimination and Denial of Services on the Basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Sex and Handicap (the Guidelines) in CTE programs. That document was published in its final form in 1979 and remains in force.
The Guidelines require each state’s education department to develop and implement a compliance and technical assistance program, to prevent, identify, and remedy discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, and disability in school districts that receive federal financial assistance, in particular, its CTE program.
This interactive session will look at federal laws enforced by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights and U.S. Department of Justice with regard to secondary education. The presenters will address civil rights laws as they pertain to Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Vocation Education Programs Guidelines, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The presenter will share North Carolina’s model with participants, with the goal of sharing pertinent knowledge and tools for use by local education agencies (LEAs) in becoming civil rights compliant.”

INTENDED AUDIENCE

This presentation will be geared to audiences with experience in secondary education. Stakeholders include, but are not limited to, CTE educators and support staff, school counselors/career coaches, school administrators (principals/assistant principals); and intervention specialists. Novice to competent level of experience on civil rights as it pertains to education is expected.

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