Title IX Legal News

10 Important Changes for School Districts under the Final Title IX Rule

Source: https://stopsexualassaultinschools.org/title-ix-coordinators/ 10 Important Changes for School Districts under the Final Title IX Rule by Megan Farrell, Title IX and Civil Rights Officer, Palo Alto Unified School District Among the many challenges faced by K-12 school districts during this school year, the Department of Education released its long-awaited Final Rules under Title IX (“New Rules”). […]

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OCR Short Webinar on Sexual Violence in Public Schools Unlisted

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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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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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