Education Equity

Idaho Elementary School Found Non-Compliant with Title IX Due to Sex-Segregated Classrooms

Last week the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the US Department of Education (ED) determined that Idaho’s Middleton School District was in violation of Title IX for segregating elementary school students into all-girl and all-boy classrooms.

Betsy DeVos: An Ominous Choice for Secretary of Education

Billionaire philanthropist and former chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party, Betsy DeVos, has been nominated by Donald Trump for Secretary of Education.

Supreme Court Will Hear Case of Transgender Student Barred from School Restroom

The Supreme Court announced last week that it will hear the case of Gavin Grimm, a 17-year-old transgender student who was barred from using the boys’ restroom at his Virginia high school.

BYU Adopts Honor Code Amnesty Clause for Sexual Assault Victims

Brigham Young University announced on Wednesday that it will no longer investigate the student-victims who report sexual assault for breaches of the honor code.

Students Fee Might Be Issued to Cover Costs of University of Maryland Title IX Office

The University of Maryland could potentially begin issuing an annual fee of $34 to their students in order to cover the costs of the University’s struggling Title IX office.

Feminist Majority Foundation Releases Report on Title IX Coordinators

The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) released a multi-year report entitled Reinvigorating the Role of Title IX Coordinator: A Requirement and Resource.

October 11th Marks International Day of the Girl

Today we celebrate International Day of the Girl, a 100% youth led movement fighting for social justice for the 1.1 billion girls around the world.

7th Grade Girl Invents Advanced Medical Band-Aid

13 year old Anushka Naikaware from Beaverton, Oregon recently placed in 8th in the international Google Science Fair, a program that challenges teenagers to create scientific and technological inventions.

Obama Administration Issues Title IX Guidance to K-12 Schools

Today the Obama administration released notices to K-12 schools concerning their obligations to prevent and address sexual harassment and assault under Title IX.

Update on American University of Afghanistan Attack

On Wednesday armed militants stormed the grounds housing the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, killing at least 14 people and wounding more than 35 others during the ten hour long siege.

Attack Underway at American University of Afghanistan

The American University of Afghanistan in Kabul is currently under attack, reportedly by the Taliban.

Stanford’s Ban on Hard Alcohol Sends the Wrong Message About Sexual Assault

This past Monday, Stanford University banned hard alcohol from undergraduate parties and residences in the wake of the national outrage following the Brock Turner sexual assault case.

Obama Administration and States in Contention over Transgender Rights

Last night, a federal judge in Texas blocked the Obama administration from enforcing guidelines that extended protections under Title IX to transgender students in public schools.

Patsy Mink Gender Equity in Education Act Introduced in House and Senate

Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) has introduced the Patsy T. Mink Gender Equity in Education Act (GEEA) in the Senate; a companion bill by the same name was introduced in the House by Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY).

Afghan Rap Singer, Warrior Against Child Marriage, Awarded

Nineteen year old Afghan rap singer, Sonita Alizadeh, known for protesting child marriage through her songs, was recently depicted in a documentary entitled Sonita, which just won the 2016 World Cinema Documentary Audience Award.

Report Finds 3 of the Largest School Districts Hire More Security Officers than School Counselors

A new report finds that three of the five largest school districts in the country have more security officers on payroll than school counselors. In each of these districts, students of color make up the majority of the student body.
Affirmative Action Returns to SCOTUS

Affirmative Action Returns to SCOTUS

For the second time in three years, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas, the case that threatens to destroy affirmative action.
Feminist Groups Oppose FratPAC Bill

Feminist Groups Oppose FratPAC Bill

The bill would make it more difficult for colleges and universities to address campus sexual assault by requiring survivors to report incidents of sexual assault to a law enforcement agency before a school could investigate sexual assault allegations.
“Yes Means Yes” Sex Education Could Spread to California High Schools

“Yes Means Yes” Sex Education Could Spread to California High Schools

Rather than depending on the popular mantra “no means no,” consent under this legislation requires an “affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity.”
Looking Back: My Experience as a Woman Studying Computer Science at Kabul University

Looking Back: My Experience as a Woman Studying Computer Science at Kabul University

Kabul University has more than 20,000 students from all over the country, all of whom had to pass a tough entrance exam. And I was one of them.