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US Ed Dept to initiate Title IX review, propose new rules

Naaz Modan, K-12 Dive |

The U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday it plans to launch a comprehensive review of Title IX regulations, including amendments issued under the Trump administration, carrying out a March 8 executive order from President Joe Biden. 

The most recent round of rules issued under Title IX by the Trump administration took effect Aug.14, 2020 and required K-12 schools to overhaul processes around reporting and investigating sexual harassment and assault claims, notably holding schools liable if they failed to respond to notices by bus drivers, coaches, cafeteria staff and others.

In a letter to students, educators and other stakeholders, Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Suzanne Goldberg wrote the department’s Office for Civil Rights also anticipates proposing new rules to amend Title IX after gathering feedback from the public. While the department’s review is ongoing, current Title IX regulations remain in place.


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