Tag Archives: OCR

Read the Letter We Signed Asking Betsy DeVos to Protect Vulnerable Students by Preserving the School Discipline Guidance

The Women’s Law Project proudly signed a letter asking the Trump Administration to help protect vulnerable students by preserving a 2014 guidance that emphasized treating all children fairly, regardless of race and other factors. In 2014, the U.S. Department of … Continue reading

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WLP Statement on Trump Administration’s Rollback of Protections for Sexual Assault Victims in School

The Office for Civil Rights in the United States Department of Education has formally rescinded longstanding guidance requiring federally funded schools to address allegations of sexual misconduct, including sexual assault. The administration has rescinded two documents: A 2011 guidance known … Continue reading

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WLP Statement on Betsy DeVos’s Title IX Announcement

The Department of Education will “replace the current approach” to addressing sexual misconduct at schools that receive federal funding, according to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. In remarks given this afternoon, DeVos repeatedly stated that “the current system” does not work. … Continue reading

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OCR’s Title IX Review of Penn State Comes Two Years after Advocates’ Request

By Amal Bass, WLP Staff Attorney Two years ago, the Women’s Law Project and nine other organizations committed to the enforcement of Title IX sent a letter to then-Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Russlynn Ali requesting that the Office for … Continue reading

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