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Over 200 groups call on Education Department to release Title IX rule by law’s 50th anniversary


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More than 200 education and civil rights groups are calling on the U.S. Department of Education to release its Title IX regulatory proposal by June 23, the 50th anniversary of the law.

Title IX bars sex-based discrimination in colleges and K-12 schools. It also protects students against sexual violence. The Biden administration’s new rule will dictate how colleges must investigate and potentially punish such misconduct.

The organizations in a letter to the Education Department on Wednesday drew attention to the fact that the agency has delayed issuing the rule, having initially targeted an April 2022 release date.

Dive Insight:

Title IX has experienced a massive federal policy overhaul over the past 11 years, after the Obama administration published guidance in 2011 largely credited with bringing new awareness to the issue of campus sexual assault.However, the Obama administration guidance garnered criticism the federal government was pressuring colleges and threatening to revoke their federal funding if they didn’t find students accused of sexual violence responsible for such conduct.Civil liberties and men’s rights activists decried the policies, arguing students’ due process rights were under […]

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