Top Florida Education Official Tells Schools They Have No Obligation To Follow New Federal Title IX Non-Discrimination Guidance

FLORIDA. (CW44 News At 10 | CNN) –Florida’s top education official is advising schools in his state to ignore the new US Department of Agriculture policy seeking to protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. In a letter, Florida Education Commissioner Manny Diaz Jr. tells superintendents, school boards, private school owners and … Read more

U.S. agencies temporarily barred from enforcing guidance protecting LGBTQ individuals from discrimination

A judge in Tennessee has temporarily barred two federal agencies from enforcing directives issued by President Joe Biden’s administration that extended protections for LGBTQ people in schools and workplaces. In an order on Friday, U.S. District Judge Charles Atchley Jr. ruled for the 20 state attorneys general who sued last August claiming the Biden administration … Read more

President Joe Biden Proposes Strengthening Title IX Protections For Transgender Students

WASHINGTON, DC. (CW44 News At 10 | CNN) –The Biden administration proposed on Thursday to strengthen protections for transgender students under Title IX and overhauling controversial Trump-era guidance on how schools should handle sexual assault cases. The new rules would clarify that Title IX’s protections against discrimination apply to sexual orientation and gender identity and that preventing … Read more

College soccer coach reflects on 50 years of Title IX

HOUSTON, Texas — The Associate Head Soccer Coach at Rice University talks about the effect of Title IX on her life and career. Megan Kinneman is from the greater Houston area. She went to play goalkeeper at LSU where she broke several school records including becoming the all-time record holder for career saves. After college, … Read more