July, 2015

Senator Richard Blumenthal on his support of Title IX provisions in S. 1177, the Every Child Achieves Act.

The Senate resumed debate on S. 1177, the Every Child Achieves Act. It would change the 2001 No Child Left Behind Law by giving more authority to states and local school districts.

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Civil Rights Compliance for Race-Targeted or Sex-Specific Programming

The Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education invites you to participate in an important webinar: Civil Rights Compliance for Race-Targeted or Sex-Specific Programming (Wednesday, July 8, 2015, from 2-3pm ET) During the webinar, OCR staff will describe and explain the legal obligations of school districts under federal law (particularly Title VI […]

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U.S. Department of Justice Affirms Title IX Protection for Transgender Students

Today, the Department of Justice affirmed that Title IX protects the right of transgender students to use the restroom that matches their gender identity. Earlier this month, G.G., a transgender boy in Virginia sued his school district for denying him access to the boys’ restroom and is seeking a court order requiring the school to […]

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DOJ: Gloucester transgender student’s lawsuit has merit under Title IX

The lawsuit filed by a 16-year-old transgender student over Gloucester County’s school restroom policy has merit under federal law, according to court documents filed by the U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday. The department filed what is called a “statement of interest” in federal court regarding the lawsuit filed earlier this month on behalf of […]

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