Title IX

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.

"Passing the Torch"

Date/Time: 
03/22/2010

Location: School of Social Work, Educational Conference Center 1080 S. University Avenue

NCRW Policy Brief: Education

Despite gains in educational achievement for women and girls over the last decade, the gap continues to widen for low-income women and women of color. Access to education is key to women’s economic security and well-being. More vigorous efforts are needed to ensure sufficient support programs at the state and federal levels for low-income women and women heads of households.
 

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NCRW Fact Sheet: Keeping the Doors of Opportunity Open--Women, Minorities and Affirmative Action

Women and girls have made enormous strides since passage of the Educational Amendments and Title IX. Recent cutbacks in funding or lack of funding coupled with anti-affirmative action ballot initiatives have placed these advancements in jeopardy. More efforts need to be focused on preventing erosion of these hard-won achievements.

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Ticket Office Sexism: The Gender Gap in Pricing for NCAA Division I Basketball

Date/Time: 
03/04/2010
Lunchtime Presentation
  
Laura Pappano and Allison J. Tracy, Ph.D.

 Location: Cheever House 

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