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She Was Raped by a Classmate. She Still Had to Go to School With Him.

“Bill Howe, the former state Title IX coordinator for Connecticut, said that in his 17 years visiting districts to train employees, he regularly encountered officials who had little understanding of the requirements under the law. What most likely happened in this school is typical of many schools — no training, poor training, or they might have a policy […]

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Chicago Public Schools losing $4 million federal grant money

Source: https://depauliaonline.com/37072/news/chicago-public-schools-losing-4-million-federal-grant-money/ Note: It is well known the the USDOE has never withdrawn federal funding for a a school district for non-compliance with Title IX. However, this is an unusual strategy. With-holding grant money for non-compliance.   Chicago Public Schools losing $4 million federal grant money Samuel Rahman, Contributing Writer October 15, 2018 Correction: A previous […]

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Attorney Expresses Concern Over Possible Title IX Changes

Source: http://www.wkar.org/post/attorney-expresses-concern-over-possible-title-ix-changes#stream/0 Attorney Expresses Concern Over Possible Title IX Changes By SCOTT POHL • 19 HOURS AGO All Things Considered on 90.5 WKAR Morning Edition on 90.5 WKAR NCHERM Group attorney Anna Oppenheim COURTESY PHOTO Possible changes to how American colleges handle allegations of sexual misconduct are being considered by the Trump administration, and advocates worry about the potential […]

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Navigating the Evolving Field of Transgender Rights in Independent Schools (Part I)

Transgender rights are an evolving area of the law, where case law decisions are inconsistent at best. But one thing is clear—failing to proactively develop polices will create uncertainty and require unnecessary time and energy when questions ultimately arise. By Justin G. Weber and Brian H. Callaway | August 03, 2018 at 05:00 PM Brian Callaway, left, and […]

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Bill Cosby’s Crimes and the Impact of #MeToo on the American Legal System

The retrial of Bill Cosby, on charges of sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004, ended yesterday with a guilty verdict. Cosby has been convicted of three felony counts of aggravated indecent assault: for penetration without consent, penetration while the victim was unconscious, and penetration after administering an intoxicant. He stands to be sentenced to as much as ten […]

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