Title IX At 50: A Report by the National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education
In June 1972, Congress passed a federal civil rights law, Title IX, to prohibit sex discrimination in schools that receive federal funding. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education presents Title IX At 50, a report that celebrates the significant progress made toward ending sex discrimination in schools while recognizing that much work remains to be done.

Click here to read the Full Report, Executive Summary, and Introduction

This report contains 9 issue briefs:

Sexual Harassment

Discriminatory Discipline Based on Sex and Race

LGBTQI+ Students

Pregnant & Parenting Students

Athletics

Gender- & Race-Conscious Programs

Sex-Segregated Education

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) & Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Title IX Coordinators

Each issue brief contains:

Background: an overview of how that particular aspect of sex discrimination affects students in schools

Developments Since 1972: a history of relevant legal developments over the last 50 years regarding the issue

Recommendations: a range of specific, concrete policy recommendations for education policymakers, including members of Congress, the Department of Education, state lawmakers, and school administrators.

Title IX At 50 is a valuable tool for education policymakers, as well as students, families, and advocates. We hope you will use this report to help make Title IXs promise of ending sex discrimination in schools a reality for all students


About NCWGE

The National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education (NCWGE) is a nonprofit organization established to educate the public about issues concerning equal rights for women and girls in education, monitor the enforcement and administration of current legislation, and conduct and publish research and analysis of issues concerning equity in education.

NCWGE was formed in 1975 by representatives of national organizations concerned about the government’s failure to issue regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. NCWGE was successful in mobilizing strong support, resulting in the publication of the 1975 Title IX regulations by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (now the Department of Education).

NCWGE continues to be a major force in developing national education policies that benefit all students; providing a valuable forum to share information and strategies to advance educational equity; advocating for women and girls regarding educational issues, including the interpretation and implementation of Title IX; and monitoring the work of Congress and federal agencies on education policies and programs.

Statement of Purpose

The National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education is a nonprofit organization formed to educate the public about issues concerning equal rights for women and girls in education; to monitor the enforcement and administration of current legislation related to equal rights for women and girls in education; to perform and publish research and analysis of issues concerning equal rights for women and girls in education, and to take the steps necessary and proper to accomplish these purposes.