*** Biden Administration’s Proposed Title IX Rules Update *** In June 2022, the Biden administration’s Department of Education proposed new Title IX rules on sex-based harassment and other sex discrimination, which would undo many of the harmful rules put in place in 2020 by the Trump administration (“2020 rules”). The Biden administration’s proposed Title IX rules are consistent with Title IX’s broad mandate to prohibit sex discrimination in education, would restore and enhance many of Title IX’s protections against sex-based harassment and other sex discrimination, and would formalize greater protections against discrimination for LGBTQI+ students and for pregnant and parenting students. Read this detailed explainer to learn about the Biden administration’s proposed changes to the Title IX rules.
*** Title IX 50th Anniversary Update *** In June 1972, Congress passed a federal civil rights law, Title IX, to prohibit sex discrimination in schools that receive federal funding. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Title IX, NWLC and our partners in the National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education present Title IX at 50, a report that celebrates the significant progress made toward ending sex discrimination in schools while recognizing that much work remains to be done.
Click here to read the Full Report, Executive Summary, and Introduction.
*** Title IX Rule Update *** Last year, we sued former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in order to stop changes to Title IX rules that would encourage and even require schools to be complicit in sexual harassment and violence. Here is the update on our lawsuit, wherein the judge recently vacated one provision of the rule. Now we’re urging the Biden-Harris administration to restore Title IX protections and make schools safer for all students. Title IX is here for everyone’s safety.