||Chicago Public Schools Will Increase Athletic Opportunities for Girls After Title IX Complaint
Chicago Public Schools and the Office for Civil Rights reached an agreement late last week to provide equal athletic opportunity for boys and girls.
The agreement follows a Title IX complaint that the schools were out of compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all federally funded schools.
The National Womenâ€™s Law Center filed this complaint in 2010 with the Department of Educationâ€™s Office of Civil Rights (OCR), alleging that the Chicago district did not equally accommodate the athletic interests and abilities of both girls and boys, and maintained that girls did not have equal opportunities to participate in athletics....
||Quinnipiac Will Keep Women's Volleyball in Title IX Settlement
Quinnipiac University has agreed to keep women's volley ball as a varsity sport, increase scholarships for female athletes and expand opportunities for women as part of a Title IX legal settlement.
The case against Quinnipiac began in 2009 when the university made an announcement that the school was cutting women's volleyball, men's golf, and men's outdoor track and changing competitive cheerleading to a varsity sport....
||Title IX at 40 Highlights Dangers of Single-Sex Education
The National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education (NCWGE) released a report on Monday, Title IX at 40: Working to Ensure Gender Equity in Education....
|| CA Students Win Title IX Lawsuit in US District Court
A group of high school female athletes won their Title IX class action lawsuit against Sweetwater Union High School District in California....
|| US Supreme Court Will Not Hear Appeals on Title IX, Special Education
Yesterday the US Supreme Court indicated that it would not hear appeals on two cases - one involving Title IX and the other involving special education....
||Two KY Schools Found in Violation of Title IX
The Office for Civil Rights at the US Department of Education determined, following its investigation, that two high schools in Oldham County, Kentucky violated Title IX by failing to provide equal locker room facilities for male and female athletes....
||Federal Court Rules UC Davis in Violation of Title IX
On Wednesday, US District Court Judge Frank Damrell of Sacramento ruled that the University of California at Davis failed to allow women students equal opportunities to play college sports and violated Title IX, a law passed in 1972 that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all levels of education....
||Deception in Athletic Programs' Gender Equity, NY Times Reports
A New York Times report released earlier this week uncovered the deception of many athletic programs in schools regarding gender equity in sports, distorting the numbers in order to comply with the requirements of Title IX....
||Quinnipiac Adds Women's Teams to Comply with Title IX
In an effort to adhere to Title IX regulations, Quinnipiac University is adding both a women's rugby and golf team, in addition to reinstating their women's volleyball team....
||Runner Caster Semenya Returns to Competition
South African runner Caster Semenya,is allowed to return to professional competition after nearly a year of being subjected to gender testing by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF)....
||38th Anniversary of Title IX Brings New Enforcement Bills in Congress
Today marks the 38th anniversary of Title IX, a law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in all levels of education....
||Class Action Status Granted for Quinnipiac Title IX Lawsuit
District Court Judge Stefan Underhill granted class action status to a Title IX suit brought by the Quinnipiac University women's volleyball team yesterday....
||Obama Administration to Rescind Bush-Era Title IX Sports Regulation
The Obama Administration will rescind a Bush-era sports policy regulation on Title IX....
||US Commission on Civil Rights Endorses Controversial Title IX Model College Athletics Survey
The US Commission on Civil Rights released a report Thursday, encouraging colleges to use the Department of Education's 2005 model survey....
||Court Renews Title IX Suit Against UC Davis
A panel of 9th Circuit Court of Appeals judges reinstated a Title IX lawsuit yesterday against the University of California, Davis....
||South Africa Stands Behind Athlete Targeted for Gender Testing
South Africa is defending Caster Semenya, who won the gold medal in the women's 800 meter race at the World Championships held in Berlin last week and is being gender tested by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAC)....
||Agreement Reached in Longstanding Michigan Title IX Battle
An agreement was reached Friday between the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) and Communities for Equity concerning a Title IX lawsuit filed in 1998....
||Sex Testing Set Up for Olympics
Beijing Olympic officials have set up a sex determination lab to test female athletes suspected of being males, Chinese media reported yesterday....
||Afghan Woman Athlete Seeks Political Asylum
Mehbooba Andyar, Afghan's only female athlete scheduled to compete at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, disappeared from her training facility in Formia, Italy, on July 4, just weeks before the opening ceremonies....
||Report on Title IX Finds Progress, Challenges
A new report released this week by the National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education highlights both the amazing progress for women and girls after 35 years of Title IX and the distance still to go....
||Penn State Women's Basketball Coach Resigns after Discrimination Lawsuits
Penn State women's basketball coach, Rene Portland, who had been accused of discriminating against lesbian players on her team, resigned Wednesday after 27 years coaching the Lady Lions....
||Rep. Slaughter Introduces Bill to Improve Girls' Athletics
Representative Louise Slaughter (D-NY), Chairwoman of the House Rules Committee, introduced a bill yesterday designed to improve participation in and funding of high school girls' sports....
||California Title IX Case Settled for $725,000
Former University of California-Davis wrestling coach Michael Burch will receive a $725,000 settlement from UC-Davis after alleging that the university failed to renew his contract in retaliation for speaking out after the women's wrestling team was cut....
||Two Title IX Sex Discrimination Cases Finally Settled
Two similar cases involving Title IX were recently settled in Alabama and Maryland....
||Congresswoman Woolsey Introduces Bipartisan Resolution on Title IX
Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey recently introduced a bipartisan resolution calling for the Department of Education to withdraw its so-called Title IX 2005 “clarification” letter allowing interest surveys to be used as the only Title IX compliance test for college athletics....
||Postsecondary Science and Math Programs Face Title IX Review
This summer, the US Department of Education (ED) will conduct in-depth investigations of how colleges and universities are treating women and men students and faculty in their science and mathematics departments....
||Women's Law Project Examines Title IX in Pennsylvania
Colleges and universities in Pennsylvania are failing to provide adequate athletic opportunities for women students, according to a recent report from the Pennsylvania-based Women's Law Project (WLP)....
||Title IX Opponent Confirmed to US Court of Appeals
The Senate confirmed yet another of President Bush's conservative judicial nominees on Tuesday....
||Title IX Lawsuit Avoided at Assumption College
In a victory for women's collegiate athletics, Assumption College, a Catholic four-year liberal arts college in Worchester, Massachusetts, has reinstated both the men's and women's indoor and outdoor track and field teams....
||Title IX Critic Approved by Judiciary Committee Despite Questionable Record
The Senate Judiciary Committee today approved Thomas Griffith for a seat on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit....
||Supreme Court Ruling Strengthens Title IX, Protects Whistle-Blowers
The US Supreme Court ruled today that those who are the victims of retaliation for drawing attention to Title IX violations can sue under the 1972 federal law prohibiting sex discrimination at institutions receiving federal financial assistance for education programs and activities....
||Dept. of Education Weakens Title IX Compliance Standards for College Athletics
Late last Friday afternoon, the Department of Education released a letter weakening the requirements of Part Three of the three-part test by which colleges and universities measure their compliance with Title IX, the 1972 federal law prohibiting sex discrimination at institutions receiving federal financial assistance for education programs and activities....
||Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on Controversial Judicial Nominee
Thomas Griffith, nominated to a seat on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, faced the Senate Judiciary Committee in a confirmation hearing on Tuesday....
||CA: New Laws in Effect for Same-Sex Couples, Female Athletes, Battered Women
Beginning New Year's Day, several laws took effect in the state of California that bolster the equality of women, girls, and same-sex couples....
||Senate Hearings Set for Title IX Critic Nominated to DC Circuit Court
In an unorthodox move, Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) scheduled a hearing next week for the confirmation of Thomas Griffith during Congress’ lame-duck session....
||New Bill Offered to Strengthen Title IX in High Schools
Last week, at a reception to honor female Olympic athletes, members of Congress gathered to celebrate the offering of a new bill to strengthen Title IX....
||FMF Education Equity Program Celebrates First Year, Launches New Website
Since the Feminist Majority Foundation’s Education Equity program was formed a year ago, it has been on the forefront of the fight to save and strengthen Title IX....
||CA Bill To Ban Gender Discrimination in Community Youth Athletic Programs
The California State Legislature passed a bill last month that would make California the first state to ban gender discrimination in community youth athletics programs....
||Some Federal Funding Recipients Not Complying With Title IX
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has found that some recipients of federal financial assistance are not complying with important provisions of Title IX regulations....
||Title IX Critic Nominated to DC Circuit Court
On Monday, President Bush nominated Title IX critic Thomas Griffith of Utah to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, considered the second most powerful court in the country....
||Leadership Choices:Win a Seat at the Table
Gender affects public opinion, decision-making, voting behavior, and political involvement at all levels – national, local and on campuses....
||Title IX Victory for West Chester University Gymnastics' Team
A federal judge on Thursday ordered West Chester University to reinstate the women's gymnastics team it had cut in April....
||Patsy Mink Among Inductees to Women's Hall of Fame
The National Women's Hall of Fame will induct 12 women in a ceremony at Seneca Falls, New York tomorrow....
||Afghan Woman First to Compete in International Sports Event
In August at the world track and field championships in Paris, Lima Azimi became the first Afghan woman to participate in a major international sports event, according to the International Association of Athletics Federations....
||Women's Rights Groups Win Title IX Victory
Faced with overwhelming support for Title IX, the Bush administration announced Friday that there will be no changes to the landmark 1972 law that prohibits sex discrimination in federally funded education....
||Federal Judge Dismisses Challenge to Title IX
A federal district court judge in Washington yesterday dismissed a lawsuit alleging that Title IX, the landmark law prohibiting sex discrimination in federally funded education, threatens collegiate male sports teams....
||Pregnant Student Athlete Files Title IX Suit Claiming Discrimination
After Tara Brady, a basketball star at Connecticut's Sacred Heart University, became pregnant and decided to carry her pregnancy to term - her scholarship was revoked and her coach told her she would be a "distraction" and should leave the school, according to FindLaw.com columnist Joanna Grossman....
||Congressional Leaders, Athletes Call for Preservation of Title IX
Members of Congress and prominent women athletes spoke out for preserving and strengthening Title IX at a hearing yesterday....
||Bush Commission Releases Report Gutting Title IX
President Bush’s Commission on Opportunity in Athletics released its report on Title IX yesterday to the Department of Education....
||Commissioners Plan Minority Report on Title IX
At least two members of the Bush Commission on Opportunity in Athletics reviewing Title IX plan to submit a minority report, charging that the Commission’s recommendations to the Department of Education could negatively impact millions of women and girls....
||Bush Commission Recommends Cutting Back on Women's Sports Opportunities
A draft of the Commission on Opportunity in Athletics' report on Title IX, published in an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, ignores the continuing lack of participation opportunities and funding that women's and girls' athletics face in favor of recommendations that will increase males' participation in athletics....
||Senators, Celebrities, Athletes Oppose Gutting of Title IX
Celebrities, women athletes, and politicians spoke out in support of Title IX on National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Wednesday....
||Women’s Leaders Set Record Straight on Bush Commission’s Stealth Attack on Title IX
Women’s rights leaders today led a press conference to set the record straight about the serious threats to Title IX, the landmark 1972 law that mandates gender equity in federally funded education, including athletic programs in public high schools and colleges....
||BREAKING NEWS: Commission Undercuts Title IX, Women’s Groups Protest
The Commission for Educational Opportunities – appointed by President Bush to “review” Title IX – voted today to allow interest surveys be used as a tool in enforcing Title IX and to redefine proportionality to allow more discrimination....
||Title IX Commission To Meet on Final Recommendations; Women’s Groups To Hold Rally
This Wednesday and Thursday, President Bush’s Commission on Opportunity in Athletics – the group slated with the task of “reviewing” Title IX – will hold its final meeting to discuss their recommendations for the landmark law that banned gender discrimination in federally-funded education....
||Bush Continues Opposition to Affirmative Action on MLK Day
President Bush is scheduled to attend a congregation today at a primarily African-American Baptist church in Glenarden, MD....
||Title IX Commission Delays Release of Recommendations
The Commission for Opportunity in Athletics, appointed by the Bush Administration to examine Title IX, will meet in Washington, DC, on January 29 and 30....
||Administration Continues Infusing Science with Ideology
In its continued efforts to infuse science and medicine with conservative ideology, the Bush administration last Friday appointed 11 members to the Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP)....
||Women Lead Universities Squaring Off in Fiesta Bowl
For the first time, both football teams competing for Friday’s college national championship represent universities led by women....
||Civil Rights Group Urges New Senate Leader to Keep Promises
A civil rights coalition group sent a letter on Tuesday to newly elected Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) urging him to keep his promise to “heal the wounds of division” opened up by outgoing Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS)....
||Title IX Commission to Recommend Changes to Landmark Legislation
The Commission for Opportunity in Athletics, appointed by the Bush Administration to examine Title IX, appears ready to recommend sweeping changes to Title IX of the Education Act of 1972 as it applies to athletics at its January 8 meeting in Washington, DC, USA Today reported....
||NCWO Asks Bush to Clarify Comment About Sex Bias
The National Council of Women’s Organizations (NCWO) is asking the Bush administration to clarify a statement made earlier this week by White House Spokesman Ari Fleischer in which he said that sex discrimination does not count as much as race discrimination....
||Title IX Updates from Campuses Nationwide
The Bush Administration has created the "Commission on Opportunity in Athletics" to evaluate whether the current standards Title IX of the Education Act that apply to athletic participation should be revised and how....
||Title IX Hearing in San Diego Draws Supporters of Women’s Sports
The last in a series of public hearings on Title IX, the 1972 law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education, took place yesterday and today in San Diego, California....
||Title IX Town Meeting Opens in Colorado Springs
In Colorado Springs yesterday, the Bush administration’s Commission on Opportunity in Athletics held its third of four nationwide public hearings on Title IX, the 1972 law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education....
||Feminist Majority Foundation Leads Effort to Share Impact of the Law on Women's Lives
Two senior members of the Feminist Majority Foundation’s Campus Program Team mobilized dozens of students in the Chicago area to attend President Bush’s Commission on Equal Opportunity in Athletics’ second set of hearings, which took place earlier last month....
||US Representative Patsy Mink Will Be Remembered as a Feminist Champion and Benefactor for Women
US Representative Patsy Mink (D-HI), co-author of Title IX and a devoted advocate for women, the poor and “disenfranchised,” died Saturday in Honolulu, Hawaii....
||Students Mobilize In Support Of Title IX
Feminist Majority Foundation Leads Effort To Share Impact Of Law In Women’s Lives
CHICAGO – Two senior members of the Feminist Majority Foundation’s Campus Program Team mobilized dozens of students in the Chicago area to attend President Bush’s Commission on Equal Opportunity in Athletics’ second set of hearings, taking place here today and tomorrow....
||Women and Girls in Sports are Under Attack: Save Title IX!
Title IX (title nine) of the Education Act of 1972 prohibits discrimination against girls and women in federally-funded education, including in athletics programs....
||Title IX Hearings Begin in Atlanta
The Bush administration’s Commission on Opportunity in Athletics held its first hearing on Title IX, the 1972 law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education, in Atlanta yesterday....
||Bush Commission To Begin Hearings on Future of Title IX
President Bush’s Commission on Equal Opportunity in Athletics, a 15-member panel in created June to reevaluate Title IX, will begin public hearings around the country next week – with the first meeting scheduled for next Tuesday and Wednesday in Atlanta, Georgia....
||Bush Appoints Title IX Panel in Latest Attempt to Weaken Law
The Bush administration announced yesterday the creation of a 15-member panel to reevaluate Title IX....
||Title IX Celebrated Nationwide
Across the country today, women will celebrate the 16th Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day....
||Male Athletes Claim Discrimination, Sue Education Department
A coalition of male athletes has sued the Department of Education claiming that provisions made for women in accordance with Title IX have led to discrimination against men....
||MI Judge Orders Measure to End Discrimination against Girls’ Sports
||Suits Seek Gender Equality in Sports in NCAA, High Schools
Women students and their parents are bringing suits against the Michigan High School Athletics Association (MHSAA) and the National College Athletic Association (NCAA) to gain compliance with Title IX, the federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in federally funded educational programs....
||Martin is First Woman to Play NCAA Division I Football
Amidst cheers from an audience of more than 11,000 people, Ashley Martin made history on Thursday by scoring a field goal for Jacksonville State University and becoming the first woman to play and score in a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I football game....
||Women Athletes Exhibit Opens
“Game Face: What does a Female Athlete Look Like” premiered at the Smithsonian in Washington DC yesterday, depicting women of all ages and races participating in a variety of sports at every athletic level....
||Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Names New Inductees
Officials at the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame recently named 10 coaches, former players and contributors to its third class of inductees....
||Schools Violating Title IX Head to Court
A 1997 lawsuit charging 11 Orlando, Florida, high schools with violating Title IX, a 1972 law that prohibits discrimination against girls and women in federally funded education, including athletics programs, will return to court this week with two of the 11 high schools still breaking the law....
||Number of Female Coaches on the Decline
According to a new study, women represent
only 45.6 percent of the coaches of women's
teams in the National Collegiate Athletic
Association (NCAA) this year, the lowest
percent of female coaches in 23 years....
||Women Making Small Gains in College Athletics
A survey conducted by the Chronicle of Higher Education found that colleges are making small gains in the number of female athletes and budgets for women's sports....
||Increased Women's Sports Participation Continues
According to the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) 1998-1999 survey, over 2.6 million girls participated in high school athletics compared with 3.8 million boys....
|| CA Court Upholds NOW Victory for Title IX
||World Cup Success Lifts College Game
As the dominant women’s college soccer team with 15 national titles, North Carolina’s average attendance last year of 3,046 was the largest in the country....
||The Increase in Women's Participation in Sports Brings Poor Sportsmanship
In recent years, women's participation in sports has increased dramatically....
||President Clinton Honors World Cup Winners at White House
On Monday, the President, the First Lady, and Al and Tipper Gore praised the U.S....
||More Women Play College Sports, Yet Inequity Persists
A recent Chronicle of Higher Education study of U.S....
||Women's Sports Foundation & Mervyns's California Offer Scholarships
Retailer Mervyn's California and the Women's Sports Foundation will jointly offer more than $300,000 in scholarships to high school girls this July....
||NCAA Evades Liability for Sex-Bias
||NCAA Seeks Protection From Sex Discrimination Suits
The NCAA asked the U.S....
||CA NOW Charges UCLA and USC With Title IX Violations
The California chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) charged UCLA and USC with violating Title IX, a law requiring public schools to provide male and female students with equal resources and opportunities to engage in sports, and filed complaints with the U.S....
||Baseball’s Canseco Found Guilty in Domestic Violence Case
Jose Canseco of the Oakland Athletics pled no-contest and was found guilty of domestic violence charges....
||U. Penn Women's Athletics Short-Changed
In a report to the federal government, the University of Pennsylvania revealed that men's athletic programs receive more than twice the funds of women's athletics....
||Lesbian Coach Sues School for Illegal Firing
Wendy Weaver, a coach and teacher at Spanish Fork High School in Salt Lake City, Utah, is suing Nebo School District for firing her because she is a lesbian....
||HHS Gives $1 Million For Girls' Programs
Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala announced last week that $1 million would be awarded to four community-based projects and one national campaign to help young girls....
|| Virginia High Schools Sued for Title IX Violation
The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the Virginia High School League (VSHL), alleging that the way the VHSL schedules girl's sports violates Title IX....
||Title IX Gets National Attention
Following recent celebrations of the 25th anniversary of Title IX, the 1972 law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender in publicly-funded educational institutions, the Washington Post published an extensive feature on Sunday, July 6 on how women athletes at the University of Texas sued the university and gained more athletics opportunities for women....
||Title IX Enforcement Emphasized by President Clinton
In honor of the 25th Anniversary of Title IX (June 23, 1997), the federal law that prohibits gender discrimination in federally-funded education, President Clinton issued a directive asking all federal agencies to develop enforcement plans for Title IX, and to take action to eradicate discrimination in educational programs conducted by the federal government (which are not currently covered by Title IX).
In related news, a new bill in Congress would make it easier to learn about colleges and universities' athletics budgets and participation rates for women....
||U.S. Gets a "C" Average on Gender Equity in Education
The United States is just a "C" student when it comes to gender equity in education, according to the National Coalition of Women and Girls in Education....
||U.S. Gets a "C" Average on Gender Equity in Education
The United States is just a "C" student when it comes to gender equity in education, according to the National Coalition of Women and Girls in Education....
||Sports Illustrated to Publish Magazine for Women
In the past five years, Sports Illustrated's women readership has increased by fifteen percent and now constitutes more than five million women....