Education & Education Reform

Title IX has significantly improved women and girls’ access to educational opportunities as well as protection from discrimination and sexual harassment. The law protects students, faculty and staff in all institutions of learning from kindergarten through post-secondary. It also prohibits discriminatory practices based on pregnancy, childbirth, miscarriage or sexual orientation. Title IX has been instrumental in advancing women’s athletics and, since its enactment, steadily increased the number of girls and women participating in school sports. Title IX addresses the availability, quality and kinds of benefits, opportunities and treatment that athletes receive. How Title IX applies to other educational areas, in particular science and technology, is a source of increasing interest and debate.

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By Ariella Faitelson*Nearly a week after the US Women’s Soccer Team faced off against Japan in the World Cup Finals, the American Sports...
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  • December 26, 2011

     In 2005, at age 49, Arizona State University hired Lisa Love as vice president for athletics, the highest-ranking job in the department. Six years later she is one of just five women to occupy the top athletics administrative position at a...


  • April 25, 2011

    The New York Times discovered that many American universities are using deceptive tactics to appear more to be offering women's sports to more participants than they actually are.  This includes offering spots to women who do not actually compete...


  • November 10, 2010

    LA Times: The National Women's Law Center has filled complaints against 12 school districts for violating Title IX, the federal law that states that "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in,...


  • July 27, 2010

    Inside Higher Education: A federal judge ruled against a Connecticut university for attempting to use competitive cheerleading to meet its federal Title IX requirements.  Adocates think that misconceptions about the sport affect how people view...


  • June 23, 2010

    Ms. Magazine:  Title IX, a law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all levels of education marked its 38th anniversary today.  Most know it as a law that was used to increase women's participation in athletics, however,...