Title IX Investigations

Students accused of sexual misconduct say Title IX isn’t working – and victims agree

SOURCE: Watch the CBSN Originals documentary “Speaking Frankly: Title IX” in the video player above. The full hour special premieres Sunday, November 24, at 8 p.m., 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. ET on CBSN. Los Angeles — On a sunny August afternoon, a steady stream of phone calls poured into the small law office of Hathaway Parker. The firm […]

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Top Ten Pitfalls of Title IX Investigations and How to Avoid Them

Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC SOURCE: Fall is here and in full swing! Many of us thought that as we sipped hot apple cider and watched the leaves on the trees change color, we would also be mulling over the new regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Education. Betsy DeVos’ timetable is […]

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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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OCR Issues New Case Processing Manual – Effective March 5, 2018

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS CASE PROCESSING MANUAL (CPM) EFFECTIVE DATE: MARCH 5, 2018 https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/ocrcpm.pdf  

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TITLE IX V. FERPA: WHICH LAW TRUMPS FOLLOWING A SEXUAL HARASSMENT INVESTIGATION – BY: BETSEY HELFRICH

Source: http://www.mickesotoole.com/articles/title-ix-v-ferpa-which-law-trumps-following-a-sexual-harassment-investigation-by-betsey-helfrich/ Excerpt:   Sexual harassment of a student is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.   Title IX protects students from sexual harassment at school and at school activities, including off-campus school sponsored trips.  Schools have an obligation to respond promptly and effectively to claims of sexual harassment.  Title IX regulations require schools […]

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