The U.S. Department of Education withdrew Obama-era guidance on Title IX and sexual assault Friday, and it released interim guidance it plans to leave in place while it seeks public input to inform a new policy.
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September 07, 2017
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced Thursday plans to revise Obama-era civil rights guidance on Title IX and sexual assault, a move that could affect elementary and secondary schools.
June 27, 2017
Adults see black girls as less innocent, more independent, and less in need of nurturing and protection than their white peers, says a report with implications for school discipline and juvenile justice.
February 03, 2016
Students in California's Clovis Unified School District say the district's dress code violates their classmates' rights to free expression and adheres to outdated gender norms.
December 01, 2015
Title IX only protects students from discrimination on the basis of biological sex, not gender identity, a group of states said in a legal brief. The U.S. Department of Education disagrees.
November 02, 2015
A letter from the Education Department's office for civil rights is the latest phase of a standoff with Palatine, Ill.-based Township High School District 211.
October 29, 2015
Barring a transgender student who identifies as a boy from using the boy's bathroom at school is illegal discrimination under Title IX, attorneys with the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education said in a legal brief.
July 17, 2015
A new report finds that many school districts lack bullying policies, despite state laws requiring them. And the policies that are in place often overlook LGBT students.
July 14, 2015
The U.S. Senate voted down an amendment designed to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students from discrimination and harassment in public schools. But such protections are already required under Title IX, the National School Boards Association said.
June 29, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for greater enforcement after the New York ACLU released a "truly disturbing report" detailing violations of a state law designed to protect students from harassment or unfair treatment on the basis of gender identity or expression.