Laws regarding Pregnant and Parenting Students
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 guarantees access to equal educational opportunities in all publicly funded educational institutions for all students regardless of sex. Under Title IX, schools receiving federal funds are prohibited from discriminating against a student or excluding a student from any educational program or activity because of that student’s pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, abortion, or recovery from these conditions, or based on that student’s parental, family, or marital status. Title IX also creates some requirements specific to pregnant and parenting students. The Office for Civil Rights of the US Department of Education is the primary federal agency that enforces Title IX.
See also: Keeping Pregnant and Parenting Students from Dropping Out: A Guide for Policymakers and Schools