Our Work in the Media

Recent reports about SSAIS nonprofit (website launched 28 September 2015)

Sexual violence isn’t just a college problem. It happens in K-12 schools, too. (alternate) (Washington Post)

#MeTooK12: New campaign raises awareness about rights at school (Christian Science Monitor)

#MeTooK12: Teens are Speaking Out About Assault and Harassment in Schools (Ms. Magazine) [re-posted in Faces of Education]

#MeTooK12: One Daughter’s Trauma, and a Family’s Quest to Prevent School-Related Sexual Violence (The 74)

#MeTooK12: A new hashtag for students sexually assaulted or harassed in K-12 schools (Washington Post)

CALL 6: Indiana teens feel unsafe, unprotected after reporting they’ve been raped (KRTV-TV)

Nonprofit Aims To Raise Awareness About Sexual Assault And Harassment In Schools (KNKX radio)

MeTooK12 helps raise awareness of sexual harassment in schools (Education Dive)

#MeTooK12 Seeks to Spotlight Problem of Sexual Assault in Schools (Education Week) 

#MeToo Goes to School (U.S. News)

#MeTooK12 Campaign Brings Awareness to K-12 Sexual Assaults (Campus Safety)

#MeTooK12 hashtag combats sexual harassment in schools (District Administration)

Schools Say, “Me Too” (Santa Fe High School Demon Tattler)

“Me Too K12” Hashtag Is Bringing Awareness To Sexual Assault In Schools, & It’s An Issue That Doesn’t Get Talked About Enough (Bustle)

#Metook12 is giving a much-needed voice to young victims of sexual harassment and assault (Babble)

Portland’s MeTooK12 movement rings out across the nation, but only silence heard here (Portland Tribune)

How school leaders can help students say #MeToo (TrustED)

#MeTooK12 Sheds Light On The Disturbing Reality Of Sexual Misconduct in Schools (Glam)

MeTooK12 Shines Light on Sexual Assault and Harassment in Grade School (Teen Vogue)

‘#MeTooK12’ aims to shine a light on abuse in schools (The News-Gazette)

Youth and Sexual Harassment, from #MeToo To #MeTooK12 (The Gender Policy Report)

Conoce el movimiento #MeTooK12, porque la violencia también ocurre lejos de Hollywood (VIX)

What Do Schools Teach About Sexual Harassment? (Education Week)

Incidents at Sebastopol middle school bring #metoo into local focus (Sonoma West Times & News)

For moms of boys, mixed emotions over sexual misconduct saga (Associated Press)

Will #MeToo be a turning point for younger girls, too? (CNN)

#MeTooK12 Is Opening the Door for Students to Talk About Sexual Assault (Glamour)

Combating Rampant Sexual Harassment and Assault (Socialist Webzine)

On Point Talk interview with SSAIS co-founder (On Point Talk TV)

The Secret of Sexual Assault in Schools (NEA Today) [Also appeared in the Spring 2018 print edition]

Why We Need Title IX to Let Her Learn: A Parent’s Perspective (National Women’s Law Center)

Teen Victims Beg School Board Not to Let Sex Offender Back in School (Broadly)

Combatting Sexual Harassment and Assault in Schools (Jewish Women’s Archive)

New Report Exposes How Schools Dismiss Rape as ‘Hazing’ or ‘Bullying’ (Broadly)

Why I Became a Sexual Assault Activist (jGirls Magazine) SSAIS teen advisor Minnah explains why she’s fighting sexual assault.

Are central Indiana schools doing enough to prevent sexual assault? (WTTV Indianapolis)

‘Passing the trash’: Teachers accused of sexual abuse aren’t always unemployable (Circa.com)

We Can’t Wait: Solutions to K-12 Sexual Harassment and Assault (Huffington Post)

AP Report: Sexual assaults by peers at school (WBRC-TV Birmingham)

With Trump’s Title IX stance unknown, video aims to educate about sexual harassment at school (EdSource) Also published in The Huffington Post.

How A Teen Girl’s School Rape Case Became A Racist Witch Hunt (The Huffington Post)

Title IX at 45 (Society of Women Engineers)

Film takes aim at national K-12 sexual assault, student rights (Portland Tribune)

Sexual Assault: A 21st Century Civil Rights Issue (Our Bodies Ourselves)

“My School Punished Me (Slate Magazine)

Wild parties, an alleged rape, and a high school’s troubling response (San Francisco Chronicle)

Advocates: Sexual assaults underreported in schools (Cape Cod Times) (alternate)

Alleged assault at Barnstable school prompts legal threat (Cape Cod Times)

Experts say schools must do more to address early signs of sexual harassment (EdSource)

An Unprecedented Opportunity To Teach K-12 Students About Sexual Harassment (Featured blog, Huffington Post)

How Can Schools And Parents Address Donald Trump’s Statements Describing Sexual Assault? (Huffington Post)

California Students Are Getting An Education On Sexual Assault (Huffington Post)

Sexual Assault Survivors Share Their Stories After Stanford Letter: Laura Allen SSAIS board member (Buzzfeed)

Should San Diego, Carlsbad Schools Have Told Parents About Sex-Assault Investigations? (KPBS San Diego)

Investigation into Green Elementary School sex scandal closes (San Diego Reader)

Student Ordered to Bake Bread as ‘Penance’ for Girl He Sexually Assaulted (Broadly)

Activists Take Aim At High Schools For Mishandling Sexual Assault (Huffington Post)

As the Mother of a Rape Victim I Know Consent Education Is Not Enough (Huffington Post)

Lawmakers Shift Campus Rape Conversation to High Schools (Women’s eNews)

Sexual Abuse in Elite Private Schools: What the Spotlight Team Asked Us (Huffington Post)

What the White House Asked Us About K-12 Sexual Violence (Huffington Post)

Nonprofit dedicated to educating public about gender harassment (Portland Tribune)

Why Lady Gaga Should Be Talking to a Rape Victim’s Mother About K-12 Sexual Assault (Huffington Post)

Combatting the Epidemic of K-12 Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence (Huffington Post)

Reporting a school sexual assault can increase a victim’s risk of punishment (Washington Post)
SSAIS brought the family’s case featured in this article to the Washington Post.

Sexual assault at Sandy Elementary School” (KBOO radio)
SSAIS.org files U.S.Dept. of Ed Title IX complaint.

Federal Campus Rape Investigations Near 200, And Finally Get More Funding (Huffington Post)

SSAIS helps family bring Title IX investigation to Warren (MI) School District (Click on Detroit)

Dept. of Education investigating school that expelled girl after she reported a sexual assault (WXYZ Channel 7 Detroit)

Combating Sexual Assault in Schools (Univ. of Washington Daily)

Investigation ongoing into Title IX violation at NESC (Sullivan Daily Times) (alternate)
In-depth report of the Indiana case that SSAIS brought to media attention.

Grandfather of alleged rape victim charged for threatening accused attacker’s family
(Sullivan Daily Times) (alternate)
A follow-up report on the fallout from the Indiana case that SSAIS brought to the media.

High Schools Are Failing Girls Who Report Sexual Assault (Huffington Post)
SSAIS brought the IN and MI cases mentioned in this article to media attention.

The following are reports on our advocacy that led to US Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights investigation of the Seattle School District for violation of Title IX (sexual assault):

Must-See Reports

Reports on OCR Investigation

Demonstrations and Response


Impact of our Advocacy on Subsequent Reports of Sexual Assault on Students in Seattle

Short References to Garfield Rape

Seattle Community Activists’ Forum

Community Education Forum Save Seattle Schools. See in particular posts by education activist Charles Mas See more

School Board Videos