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Office for Civil Rights Announces Resolution of Sex-Based Harassment Investigation of a K-12 Transgender Student

Recently, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced the resolution of a high school student’s complaint of sex-based harassment resulting from her identification as transgender. The OCR determined that the Tamalpais Union High School District in California “failed to respond in a prompt and equitable manner to repeated notice of sex-based harassment” and caused the […]

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Jane Doe v. Fairfax County School Board: The Supreme Court Is Asked to Revisit “Causation Requirement” from Davis v. Monroe County Board of Education.

The Supreme Court of the United States has been asked to re-examine the “causation requirement” from Davis v. Monroe County Board of Education in a Fourth Circuit Case, Jane Doe v. Fairfax County School Board.  Under Davis, school may be liable under Title IX when it is “deliberately indifferent to known acts of student-on student […]

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Department of Education Announces Plans to Amend Regulations Implementing Section 504

On May 6, 2022 the Department of Education announced its plans to amend the regulations implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Enacted in 1973, Section 504 prohibits disability discrimination in “public and private programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance.” According to Secretary Catherine Lhamon, such changes are long overdue. “Just as in […]

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Transgender Rights Likely to be a Key Point in New Title IX Rules

According to The Washington Post, the proposed regulatory updates to Title IX will specifically prohibit discrimination against transgender students. If finalized, experts believe the new regulations will conflict with the laws in a growing number of states that have imposed restrictions for transgender student-athletes. It is anticipated that the new regulations would specifically prohibit discrimination […]

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