Title IX

AP: Sex assaults in high school sports minimized as ‘hazing’

The Georgia school district said it was investigating the baseball players for “misbehavior” and “inappropriate physical contact.” What it didn’t reveal was that a younger teammate had reported being sexually assaulted. Even after players were later disciplined for sexual battery, the district cited student confidentiality to withhold details from the public and used “hazing” to […]

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The Sexism of School Dress Codes

Source: The Atlantic OCT 20, 2015 These policies can perpetuate discrimination against female students, as well as LGBT students. Maggie Sunseri was a middle-school student in Versailles, Kentucky, when she first noticed a major difference in the way her school’s dress code treated males and females. Girls were disciplined disproportionately, she says, a trend she’s […]

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US Religious Colleges Test Anti-Discrimination Law

But Title IX does include a special exemption for religious schools. Any school run by a religious organization can ask to ignore Title IX. Theschools can make this request if they believe Title IX disagrees with theirreligious beliefs. For example, some schools that train men to be members of the clergy ask to deny access to women. […]

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Guidance Issued on How Schools Can Partner with Outside Organizations that Provide Single-Sex Programs under Title IX

U.S. Department of Education Office of Communications & Outreach, Press Office    400 Maryland Ave., S.W. Washington, D.C. 20202                    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Dec. 15, 2015   Contact: Press Office (202) 401-1576 or press@ed.gov     Guidance Issued on How Schools Can Partner with Outside Organizations that Provide Single-Sex Programs under Title IX   The U.S. Department of […]

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Senator Richard Blumenthal on his support of Title IX provisions in S. 1177, the Every Child Achieves Act.

The Senate resumed debate on S. 1177, the Every Child Achieves Act. It would change the 2001 No Child Left Behind Law by giving more authority to states and local school districts.

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