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After nail-biting years of waiting, the new Title IX regulations are finally here! Today the U.S. Department of Education released its final regulations implementing Title IX, the federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. The Pregnant Scholar at UC Law SF’s Center for WorkLife...

Title IX, the federal law banning sex discrimination in education, prohibits discrimination related to pregnancy and marital status, including discrimination against college students and employees who are pregnant outside of marriage, divorced, or have had an abortion. The federal law also requires universities to ensure...

Texas just enacted several groundbreaking new laws to protect pregnant and parenting college students at public institutions of higher education! While the protections only cover some aspects of student’s education, we’re celebrating as Texas is now one of just a few states to explicitly protect...

The Pregnant Scholar is deeply troubled by the Department of Education’s recently announced delay in updating its Title IX rule. As the nation's legal resource center dedicated to protecting the rights of pregnant and parenting postsecondary students, we have seen the dire need for stronger legal...

In June, the Department of Education released its proposal for new Title IX rules. These regulations, if adopted, will clearly articulate the rights of pregnant students and the steps that colleges and universities nationwide must take to protect them. The Pregnant Scholar Initiative at the...

Today is the 50th anniversary of Title IX being signed into law! While the landmark law prohibiting sex discrimination in education has long protected pregnant and parenting students, we know more protections are sorely needed to make Title IX’s promise of gender equity in education a...

New research from the Pregnant Scholar and a cross-institutional team revealed that amongst the top-rated medical schools only 14% of the schools reviewed had substantive, stand-alone parental leave policies, while the majority of schools had leave of absence policies without mention of parental leave. The...

In the fall of 2020, Marcella Mares made headlines by standing up to a professor who refused to let her breastfeed her baby in a virtual class. Marcella is in her 3rd year of studying for her AA in Criminal Justice at Fresno City College. Her...

The Pregnant Scholar is always looking for examples of what works in supporting pregnant and parenting students. Our users can submit examples of promising university policies or practices for inclusion in our directory and/or blog. [button size="medium" icon="" target="_self" text="Share Your Policy" link="https://thepregnantscholar.org/contactus/share-best-practice-example/"] One of the first university systems...

New Title IX Regulations are HERE! To learn more and be the first to receive our updated materials, visit our Title IX Updates page.
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