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Note: It is well known the the USDOE has never withdrawn federal funding for a a school district for non-compliance with Title IX.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

  The purpose of the Methods of Administration (MOA) program is to ensure that all students, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability, have equal access to high-quality career and technical education programs.  Through its Methods of Administration authority, OCR oversees the civil rights compliance programs of state agencies that administer career and […]

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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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Federal Court Rules LGBT Discrimination in Violation of Title IX

Source: https://www.thedailybeast.com/federal-court-rules-lgbt-discrimination-in-violation-of-title-ix The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals decided on Monday that discrimination of sexual orientation falls under the Title IX protections from the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex. The majority wrote that “sexual orientation is a function of sex and sex is a protected characteristic under Title […]

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