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U.S. Department of Education Withdraws Prior OCR Guidance on Campus Sexual Misconduct Under Title IX

USA - September 22 2017 On September 22, 2017, under the leadership of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, the federal Department of Education (Department) withdrew two…

Eve P. Fichtner, Marleen L. Sacks

School Districts Should Consider Including Title IX Information in Their Back-To-School Packages

USA - August 10 2017 Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination in federally funded education institutions. The federal regulations related…

Eve P. Fichtner, Debra L. Garfinkle, Anna J. Miller, Marilou F. Mirkovich,

New California Law Requires Educational Institutions to Post Specific Title IX Information on Websites

USA - July 17 2017 Starting July 1, 2017, educational institutions in California subject to Title IX must ensure their websites include the specific Title IX information…

Eve P. Fichtner

New OCR Field Instructions Regarding Title IX Transgender Student Issues

USA - July 12 2017 In the ever-changing federal landscape under the Trump administration, the Office for Civil Rights released "Instructions to the Field re Complaints…

Eve P. Fichtner

Coordinating with Local Law Enforcement to Address Sexual Violence and Comply with Title IX: The Key Features to Address when Negotiating a Memorandum of Understanding

USA - June 2 2017 Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits sex discrimination by any educational institution that receives federal funds. Sex…

Eve P. Fichtner, Marilou F. Mirkovich,