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Slides from the Positive Approaches to School Discipline event presented August 2, 2016 by the ACLU and Black Lives Matter Vancouver.

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Public school teachers have free speech rights, but there are limitations, especially for K-12 teachers. Read our guide to learn more about your rights.

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Download our wallet card to learn your rights as a pregnant or parenting student.

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This booklet provides information about legal rights online and the limits to student rights regarding technology. It outlines your right to express yourself online and what kinds of speech can get you in trouble. It describes your privacy rights – and how you can respect the privacy rights of others.

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This guide is designed to help students, parents and guardians understand students’ rights concerning gender equity in athletics in Washington.

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This document summarizes the current laws governing students' life in Washington's public primary and secondary schools.
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A practical guide on the process of truancy enforcement in Washington schools.

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This pamphlet provides nuts-and-bolts advice for parents whose children are facing disciplinary proceedings at a public school. It is designed for those who intend to advocate for their children in meetings with administrators, hearing officers, and school boards.
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A tool for parents who want to communicate and advocate before their school board.
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Guía para familias que quieran hablar y representarse con la mesa directiva de sus distritos escolares.
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Información sobre los procesos de disciplina en las escuelas públicas de Washington.