U.S. Department of Education Release New Title IX Guidelines

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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released a long anticipated rewrite of federal Title IX guidance that allows schools to raise the bar on what evidence is needed to prove claims of sexual assault and harassment.

 

The guidance replaces an Obama-era civil rights directive that in September 2017. Secretary DeVos claimed that guidance didn't do enough to protect the due process rights of the accused. Her move, and the new guidance released this week, face intense criticism from women's groups that say the rewrite doesn't do enough to protect students who've been victims of sexual assault and harassment.

 

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