Academic journal article Women in Sport & Physical Activity Journal

Where Are We Now with Title IX? -- A Recap of Current Events

Academic journal article Women in Sport & Physical Activity Journal

Where Are We Now with Title IX? -- A Recap of Current Events

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* June 2003 -- The National Wrestling Coaches Association v. United States Department of Education lawsuit is dismissed.

* July 2003 -- The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a "Further Clarification" letter indicating that OCR plans to keep Title IX's athletics regulations intact. This was a huge Title IX victory as it safeguarded the existing Title IX athletics regulations, which have been instrumental in working to alleviate historical discrimination against girls and women in sport. In addition, the "Further Clarification" letter indicated that OCR planned to step up education and enforcement efforts.

* February 2004 -- Leaders from NAGWS, WSF, NWLC, AAUW, Girls Scouts, Girls Inc. and YWCA held a meeting with the following U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights staff: Acting Assistant Secretary Kenneth L. Marcus, Director of Enforcement Susan Bowers, and Director of Program Legal Group Sandra Battle. Participants asked about progress being made by OCR on Title IX education and enforcement efforts as well as talk of proposed changes to single sex education regulations. Regarding Title IX education and enforcement efforts, Mr. …

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