Section 4.1 on the Right to Freedom from Discrimination defines discrimination to include policies that are intentionally discriminatory, as well as policies that are not intentionally or consciously discriminatory but have a disparate impact on educational access, services or outcomes. It requires school systems to eliminate discriminatory policies, practices and structures, including through equitable distribution of resources, addressing language and other barriers, eliminating segregation and tracking of students, and providing teacher training. It also provides guidelines for engaging all stakeholders in developing strategies to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the school environment.
Section 4.6 on LGBTQ+ and Gender Non-Conforming Students provides a framework forcreating school environments where all students, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression can feel safe, supported ... MORE
Section 4.5 on Students with Disabilities describes guidelines for preventive and positive discipline policies tailored to meet the particular needs of students with disabilities, procedural protections to ensure students and ... MORE