Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Education
Ruling for Marriage Equality Ensures Epic Pride Month 2015
Posted on Friday June 26, 2015
Earlier today, the Supreme Court issued a historic ruling in favor of marriage equality, which establishes marriage equality in all fifty states. As we celebrate this victory for equality and as LGBT Pride month comes to an end, here’s a look back at some of the LGBT milestones that occurred this month: Caitlyn Jenner’s cover […]
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Realizing the Promise of Title IX
Posted on Wednesday June 24, 2015
Yesterday, we celebrated the 43rd anniversary of Title IX, a section of the 1972 Education Amendments to the Civil Rights Act that prohibits sex-based discrimination in education programs and activities that receive federal funding. Widely known as the statute that governs varsity athletics, Title IX has helped advance women’s rights in collegiate sports, yes—but it […]
Faith Organizations Urge Lawmakers to Take a Stand on LGBT Discrimination
Posted on Tuesday June 23, 2015
Currently, federal law explicitly protects students from discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, and disability. However, no federal law explicitly protects students from discrimination based on their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity or their association with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. The Student Non-Discrimination Act (H.R. 846/S. 439) […]
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Taking Congress to School: Funding American Indian Schools
Posted on Wednesday June 10, 2015
As the school year starts to close across the country, one of the Department of Defense’s Crossroads Elementary in Virginia will use the summer to prep for its first full year of school. With features like geothermal heating and a rooftop garden, Crossroads is one of 134 schools being rebuilt as part of a 10-year, […]
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