Shooting Hoops to Celebrate Title IX

Secretary Duncan and his family joined Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, members from the women’s basketball teams of Georgetown, George Washington and Howard universities, current and former WNBA players, and more, at the Interior Department last night to commemorate the passage of Title IX 40 years ago.

Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance, and has resulted in millions of women competing in interscholastic and intercollegiate sports as never before.

Watch the video below and read Secretary Duncan’s remarks on the anniversary of Title IX.


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Before the Title IX anniversary, the ED published a new gender-based analysis of its Civil Rights Data Collection. The data snapshot highlights differences in educational opportunities between males and females from pre-K through higher education.

See what people are saying about the Title IX anniversary.