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The Department of Education Rescinds Prior Title IX Guidance Documents

Source: https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/the-department-of-education-rescinds-97149/ The Department of Education Rescinds Prior Title IX Guidance Documents and Makes Key Changes to Title IX Case Processing Manual Late last week, with no apparent public discussion, the Department of Education (the “Department”) withdrew a number of Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) guidance documents relating to Title IX in the wake of […]

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No Reprieve: New Title IX Regulations Take Effect as Scheduled

SOURCE Educational institutions hoping for a last-minute reprieve from the new Title IX regulations scheduled to go into effect August 14 are out of luck. Earlier this week, the Southern District of New York denied a nationwide preliminary injunction sought by the state of New York to delay implementation of the new regulations (State of […]

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NYC Human Rights Commission Forms COVID-19 Team After Anti-Asian Discrimination Skyrockets

BY SYDNEY PEREIRAAPRIL 19, 2020 4:28 P.M. • 5 COMMENTS The NYC Human Rights Commission is launching a team to respond to COVID-19 discrimination and harassment, as reports of racism against Asians surge in the city. The commission has gathered 248 reports of various incidents of harassment and discrimination related to the coronavirus since February. 105 of them—42 percent—targeted […]

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K-12 DOE Title IX Enforcement Actions Announced – K-12 Appears To Be The First Frontier For DOE’s New Title IX Agenda

Source: https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/k-12-doe-title-ix-enforcement-actions-89496/ Citing the alarming statistic that “[t]he number of K-12 sexual harassment and violence complaints filed with OCR is nearly fifteen times greater than it was a decade ago,” U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced a new Title IX enforcement initiative aimed at K-12 schools that hopes to lower the “approximately 9,700 instances of sexual […]

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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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