January, 2014

Maine Supreme Court just handed down a ruling in the case of the trans-girl that was denied the use of the girl’s bathroom.

NOTE – transgender students in CT have the same rights under PA 11-55 – http://www.cga.ct.gov/2011/ACT/PA/2011PA-00055-R00HB-06599-PA.htm See also – http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/pdf/equity/title_ix/guidelines_for_schools_on_gender_identity_and_expression2012oct4.pdf   Maine Supreme Court just handed down a ruling in the case of the trans-girl that was denied the use of the girl’s bathroom. http://www.glad.org/current/item/breakthrough-ruling-in-favor-of-transgender-student Breakthrough Ruling in Favor of Transgender Student Transgender Students Must Have […]

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Wisconsin Middle School’s Single-Sex Classes Targeted for Complaint

SOURCE: http://title-ix.blogspot.com/2014/01/wisconsin-middle-schools-single-sex.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TitleIxBlog+%28Title+IX+Blog%29 Title IX Blog Wisconsin Middle School’s Single-Sex Classes Targeted for Complaint Posted: 25 Jan 2014 08:24 AM PST The ACLU has filed a complaint with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Right, alleging that Somerset (Wisconsin) Middle School’s single-sex education program for fifth-graders violates Title IX.  Students in Somerset’s single-sex program are separated […]

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What happens when your son tells you he’s really a girl?

Source: http://www2.macleans.ca/2014/01/13/what-happens-when-your-son-tells-you-hes-really-a-girl/ What happens when your son tells you he’s really a girl Inside the families embracing the new world of gender variance by Cathy Gulli on Monday, January 13, 2014 10:25am – MacLean’s Magazine Since the summer of 2012, Olie Pullen has kept in her bedroom closet a Wonder Woman costume, which she loves, but has struggled […]

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7 Tips For Responding to Title IX Complaints

SOURCE: http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/7-tips-for-responding-to-title-ix-compla-13724/ In 2014, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will continue to ramp up its Title IX enforcement efforts. Accordingly, universities should carefully review their anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies and procedures to make sure they comply with the law. OCR investigations may be lengthy and broad in scope, often lasting months and […]

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Raising the Grade: A Title IX Curriculum.

I have been asked a few times now for recommendations of an “educational or restorative nature” to help recalcitrant violators of Title IX. This is a good resource.  Raising the Grade: A Title IX Curriculum. Building an effective classroom for all boys and girls is the first step in increasing student achievement. This curriculum guide […]

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