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Principal Leadership · January 2015 ·by Jonathan Minear and Suzanne Eckes

Title IX and its regulations generally prohibit sex-based discrimination by educational institutions that receive federal financial assistance.  In such lawsuits, which are on the rise, female plaintiffs or their parents typically sue the school district, alleging that there have not been equal opportunities between typically-male and typically-female sports, including games, practices, equipment, and the like.  This article briefly examines select cases from around the country illustrating these legal issues.

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