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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2018
Community college leaders would be hard pressed to find a federal statute that has had such a tremendous impact, yet is as widely misunderstood--even reviled--as Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Simply put, the law states that any educational program or activity receiving federal funding cannot discriminate on the basis of gender.…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Gender Discrimination, Federal Legislation, Sex Fairness
Maxwell, Lesli A. – Education Week, 2011
In the 21 months since U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan stood on an iconic bridge in Selma, Alabama, and pledged to aggressively combat discrimination in the nation's schools, federal education officials have launched dozens of new probes in school districts and states that reach into civil rights issues that previously received little, if…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Public Agencies, Federal Government, Compliance (Legal)