May 1, 2014U.S. Department of Education Releases List of Higher Education Institutions with Open Title IX Sexual Violence Investigations
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released today a list of the higher education institutions under investigation for possible violations of federal law over the handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints.
June 25, 2013Education Department Releases Guidance to Help Schools Better Support Pregnant and Parenting Students' Academic Success
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today that the Department of Education has issued a Dear Colleague letter and accompanying pamphlet on supporting the academic success of pregnant and parenting students under Title IX. This pamphlet updates and expands upon the pamphlet on this topic issued in 1991.
June 23, 2013
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the following statement today, recognizing the anniversary of Title IX on Sunday, June 23:
May 9, 2013Departments of Justice and Education Reach Settlement to Address and Prevent Sexual Assault and Harassment of Students at the University of Montana in Missoula
The Department of Justice and the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights obtained a comprehensive resolution agreement today with the University of Montana-Missoula in Missoula, Mont., to ensure that it responds swiftly and effectively to allegations of sexual assault and harassment by students.
February 15, 2013Office for Civil Rights Announces Resolution of Title IX Compliance Review Involving the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation in Evansville, Ind.
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights today announced the resolution of a Title IX compliance review at the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation in Evansville, Ind.
June 20, 2012
It's a pleasure and honor to follow Valerie Jarrett and Birch Bayh. Given our lineup of distinguished speakers and outstanding panelists, I am going to keep my remarks brief.
June 15, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights has entered into a resolution agreement with Yale University, in New Haven, Conn., to resolve a complaint alleging that Yale failed to eliminate sex discrimination in violation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Discrimination on the basis of sex is prohibited by Title IX.
June 23, 2011
WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today marked the anniversary of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 by recognizing the momentous steps taken since its passage to protect students from discrimination and harassment. The landmark legislation prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities receiving federal funds.
June 23, 2010
On the 38th anniversary of Title IX, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan applauded the landmark legislation that prohibits institutions receiving federal financial assistance from discriminating on the basis of sex.
April 20, 2010
Washington, D.C. — Today, Vice President Biden announced that the Administration has issued a 'Dear Colleague' letter that withdraws a 2005 interpretation of Title IX policy. Enacted in 1972, Title IX mandates that any educational institution receiving federal funding for programs and activities cannot discriminate on the basis of sex.