As previously noted, the U.S. Department of Education issued its Final Rule on Title IX on May 15, 2020 with an effective date of August 14, 2020. Many K-12 and post-secondary institutions wondered whether the Final Rule would be applied retroactively. On August 5, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR)…

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As discussed in previous blog posts, on May 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) announced a package of sweeping changes to Title IX (the Final Rule), scheduled to take effect August 14, 2020. Since that announcement, the Final Rule has faced significant criticism, including the following statement by American Council on Education President…

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*** UPDATE *** June 26, 2020 – see this post about efforts to delay implementation of the Title IX changes outlined below June 24, 2020 – On May 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) released its Final Rule under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which we blogged about here. Since…

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Unfortunately, this is no childhood bedtime story. An alternative title (with apologies to The Bard) could be “The Winter of our Discontent.” The unflappable Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has declared “it is inevitable that we will have a return of the virus” and that “how…

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Nearing the end of spring, tens of thousands of undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students and trainees are completing their studies and heading into the job market. Many of these individuals expected to prepare for and take professional licensing examinations (e.g., law, nursing, teaching, medicine). And many may have lined up job offers, and planned to…

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