50 Years of Title IX

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June 13, 2022

50 Years of Title IX

June 23rd, 2022 is the 50th Anniversary of Title IX, the landmark legislation that prohibited sex discrimination in schools that receive public funding. In recognition of this monumental anniversary, the National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education (NCWGE) released Title IX at 50. As a member of NCWGE and co-author of this report, we are proud that it both celebrates the significant progress made in the last 50 years to end sex discrimination in schools while also highlighting the work that remains to be done. 

Read the full report here

Title IX at 50 features nine issue briefs, each of which include a background section, overview of developments made since 1972, and recommendations for policy change.

As we reflect on the tremendous progress of the past five decades, we also recommit to seeing that Title IX fulfills its intention and purpose. This continuing work includes ensuring that student survivors of gender-based violence and pregnant and parenting students are not pushed out of their education, that discipline is meted out free from stereotypes and biases, and that LGBTQI+ students, particularly transgender and nonbinary students, have equal access to safe and supportive learning environments and activities.

In this moment, it is critical that we remain vigilant to ensure that Title IX’s protections are not undermined.