While educational institutions are holding their collective breath, anticipating the Department of Education (DOE) releasing its promised Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) detailing amendments to the existing 2020 Title IX Regulations, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals may have thrown a proverbial “wrench” into that release. On February 7, 2022, the Fourth Circuit filed a petition for … [Read more...] about Will Changes to the 2020 Title IX Regulations Be Postponed?
Title IX Regulations
Do the Title IX Regulations Apply Retroactively?
Hmmmm. Well, the Preamble to the Final Rule says “no;” the 2020 Title IX Regulations are not retroactive for sexual harassment that occurred before the August 14, 2020 effective date of those Regulations. Department of Education (DOE) Q & A documents promulgated on September 4, 2020 and July 20, 2021 confirmed that the 2020 Regulations are not retroactive. But in October 2020, the federal … [Read more...] about Do the Title IX Regulations Apply Retroactively?
What’s Up With the Title IX Regulations?
Like the Covid pandemic, the 2020 Title IX Regulations are still with us. Title IX is a civil rights act that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in all pre K-12 and postsecondary educational institutions that receive federal funding in any part of their programs or activities. Sexual harassment is discrimination on the basis of sex, and Title IX protects all students and employees of the … [Read more...] about What’s Up With the Title IX Regulations?
Update to Title IX Regulations: The New Department Of Education Speaks
On May 19, 2020, the Department of Education (DOE) published new Title IX Regulations, officially titled “Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance,” in the Federal Register. Despite the Covid 19 pandemic closing virtually all schools, the Regulations became effective August 14, 2020. Unlike the Obama-era “Dear Colleague … [Read more...] about Update to Title IX Regulations: The New Department Of Education Speaks