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Educators can prevent much of the sexual misconduct in schools if they know how to recognize and respond to suspicious patterns and if administrators enforce an environment of high expectations for behavior.

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February 26, 2020

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today a new Title IX enforcement initiative, led by the Department's Office for Civil Rights (OCR), to combat the troubling rise of sexual assault in K-12 public schools. This initiative will enhance OCR's...

July 15, 2019

The Morning Call: Nearly four years after Toomey’s child predator bill became law, most states still not enforcing it

Washington D.C. – Today, the Morning Call highlights concerns that the vast majority of states are not in compliance with a 2015 provision authored by U...

October 1, 2018

A Reader's Guide to Our Investigation of Sexual Misconduct in San Diego Public Schools - Voice of San Diego

Photos by Adriana Heldiz

Our investigation into sexual misconduct cases in San Diego County public schools has revealed some astounding, frustrating stories of har...

September 19, 2018

MARION, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- A Linn-Mar Community School District teacher allowed to resign while facing sexual abuse allegations had faced similar accusations from students multiple times. Robert Ortiz was placed on paid administrative leave in October 2017 and resigned...

September 8, 2018

For months, Ashly McGlone has been digging into sexual misconduct cases involving public school employees.

McGlone’s latest revelation: Two Poway Unified high school teachers ousted after romantic relationships with students were able to continue working in the field th...

September 6, 2018

Poway Unified agreed not to mention to future employers that two high school teachers at separate schools had been forced out for having romantic relationships with students. Their cases reveal how district decisions, and a slow-moving state system, can leave future em...

July 31, 2018

In collaborating with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, Vision of Hope fund S.E.S.A.M.E. was able to support the implementation and evaluation of Making Right Choices, a promising school employee sexual misconduct prevention program, in three U.S. school distric...

Chicago Board of Education President Frank Clark, from left, Vice President Jaime Guzman and Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson leave a news conference addressing strengthening of sexual abuse investigations on June 12, 2018. (Zbigniew Bzdak / Chicago Tribune)

In...

We all hear the stories coming into college— women getting roofied at parties, sexually assaulted while intoxicated, sexually harassed walking home in the dark. The statistic— one in five women experience sexual harassment while in college— is in orientation presentati...

I have spent the last three decades as an advocate for victims and families of sexual abuse and misconduct by school employees. Part of my role is listening to and comforting parents as they agonize over the loss of their child’s innocence, youth and ability to trust o...

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