US Department of Education

Read: Dept. of Ed. Issues New Clery Act Guidance Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Dept. of Ed. Issues New Clery Act Guidance Amid COVID-19 Crisis

The new guidance covers emergency notification requirements for the essential employees and small number of students who remain on college campuses.

Read: OCR: Penn State Continued to Violate Title IX After Sandusky Scandal

OCR: Penn State Continued to Violate Title IX After Sandusky Scandal

A six-year review of Penn State’s handling of sexual misconduct complaints found several Title IX violations this academic year.

Read: OCR: USC’s Handling of Tyndall Sexual Abuse “Extraordinarily Egregious”

OCR: USC’s Handling of Tyndall Sexual Abuse “Extraordinarily Egregious”

Following an investigation, the school has agreed to create a centralized record-keeping system to track sexual misconduct allegations against employees.

Read: DeVos Expected to Release Final Title IX Rules in Coming Days

DeVos Expected to Release Final Title IX Rules in Coming Days

While most of the hotly debated proposed regulations are likely to remain, the Education Department is expected to change its stance on off-campus sexual assault.

Read: 3 Conn. Runners File Complaint, Claim Transgender Policy Violates Title IX

3 Conn. Runners File Complaint, Claim Transgender Policy Violates Title IX

The female runners say a policy allowing athletes to compete in sports corresponding with their gender identity puts them at an unfair advantage.

Read: Every 2 Weeks, A Student Accused of Sexual Assault Sues Their School

Every 2 Weeks, A Student Accused of Sexual Assault Sues Their School

The Detroit Free Press noticed a trend where courts are frequently ruling on the side of students accused of sexual assault.

Read: New FERPA Guidance Released by Dept. of Ed. Amidst Confusion

New FERPA Guidance Released by Dept. of Ed. Amidst Confusion

The guidance includes responses to 37 FAQs regarding schools’ and districts’ responsibilities under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Read: Michigan State Violated Clery Act for Years, Dept. of Ed. Finds

Michigan State Violated Clery Act for Years, Dept. of Ed. Finds

A damning report from the Education Department says MSU officials failed to report crimes and disclose accurate crime statistics, among other things.

Read: ATIXA Releases Comments on Dept. of Education’s Title IX NPRM

ATIXA Releases Comments on Dept. of Education’s Title IX NPRM

Association of Title IX Administrators’ has released its comments on the Dept. of Ed’s notice of proposed rulemaking on regulations implementing Title IX.

Read: U.S. Dept. of Ed. Announces Initiative to Support Children with Disabilities

U.S. Dept. of Ed. Announces Initiative to Support Children with Disabilities

The department announced its initiative to address the inappropriate use of restraint and seclusion to protect children with disabilities.

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