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Monday, April 19, 2010

Interesting Title IX news: Rule Change Takes Aim at Loophole in Title IX
The Department of Education will no longer allow universities to rely solely on student surveys to prove they are meeting the requirements of the gender-equity law known as Title IX, a reversal of a Bush administration policy that had been opposed by the N.C.A.A. and women’s sports advocates.

The change, expected to be announced Tuesday by Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., is the latest recent step by the department’s Office for Civil Rights regarding antidiscrimination laws in education. In March, Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced that the office would open investigations in about 32 school districts and take a harder look at whether universities and school districts are violating civil rights laws, including Title IX.