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Use of Derogatory Terms to Motivate Student-Athletes is Permissible Under Title IX

A football coach’s use of derogatory terms, some involving sexual expletives, to motivate his football student-athletes was found permissible under Title IX, 20 U.S.C. §1681, which prohibits sex discrimination in federal-funded educational institutions such as public high schools and universities.  Chisholm v St. Mary’s City School District Board of Education, ____ F 3d ____, Case […]

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Settlement Approved in Miami-Dade County School Sexual Assault Lawsuit

SOURCE (Miami, FL) This week, a federal court in Florida approved a settlement in Jane Doe v. The School Board of Miami-Dade County. The case was originally filed in January 2019 by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) with co-counsel Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP and Florida attorneys, Allison Hertog and Alice K. Nelson. The complaint alleged […]

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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Note: It is well known the the USDOE has never withdrawn federal funding for a a school district for non-compliance with Title IX.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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