The office of the Civil Rights Education Department announces the virtual public hearing to collect information in order to improve the execution of Title IX May 17, 2021 Contact: Press Office, (202) 401- 1576, press @ ed. GOV
  • The Office of the US Department of Education. UU . For civil rights (OCR), today announced a virtual public hearing that will be held from June 7, 2021, until June 11, 2021, to collect information to improve the implementation of Title IX of 1972 Education Amendments. The Notice for the Public Hearing is available here, and the official the hearing notice will be published in the Federal Register in the coming days.

    The audience is part of the exhaustive review of the OCR of the department's existing regulations and other actions related to Title IX to implement the Executive Order of March 8 of President Biden. Guaranteeing an educational environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual orientation or gender identity. The Executive Order emphasizes the Biden-Harris Administration that the nation's students must guarantee an educational environment free of discrimination based on sex, including sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, and including discrimination based on In sexual orientation or gender identity. The audience is also a step to comply with the directives of the Executive Order of the President Biden to prevent and combat discrimination based on gender identity or sexual orientation.

    "The department is committed to ensuring that each student has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive inside and leave the classroom, even in extracurricular activities and other educational configurations." Said Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. "This audience is an important opportunity for us to listen to various points of view of the students, educators and members of the public about our work to vigorously enforce Title IX protections against sexual discrimination and create opportunities for each student throughout the country".

    During the hearing, OCR looks for information about students, parents, educators, school staff, administrators and other members of the public on what additional changes in Title IX regulations and any action of the related agency may be necessary To comply with the President Biden Executive Orders. The Department awaits the audition of the participants to the steps that can be taken to ensure that students who experience sexual harassment, including sexual violence, receive adequate supports; Schools provide fair processes to resolve sexual harassment complaints, including sexual violence; And students who have experienced discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity have their legal rights that are fully fulfilled. The contribution of the hearing will also support the department's commitment to guarantee equal and non-discriminatory access to education for all students, from pre-K-12 education to postsecondary education, including extracurricular activities and other educational environments.

    The warning for the hearing includes:

  • the agenda of the virtual public audience.
  • the format of the audience.
  • Information on how members of the public can participate. At the hearing, even how to register to provide a live comment during the hearing and how to submit a written comment. And,
  • Information on how to attend the audience virtually.

    Members of the public can visit https://cvent.me/1w5ywo to register to make a live comment during the hearing. The members of the public can also send their comments written to t9publichearing@ed.gov, following the guidelines on the audience notice.

    The audience will be carried out on the following dates and schedules:

  • June 7, 2021, from 9 am to 5 pm, et
  • 8 June 2021, from 9 am to 5 pm, et
  • June 9, 2021, from 11 am - 7 pm, et
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