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Education Dept. Will Publish List of Colleges With Title IX Exemptions

The U.S. Department of Education will publish a list of religious colleges that have received exemptions from some provisions of the gender-equity law Title IX, the assistant secretary for civil rights, Catherine E. Lhamon, said in a letter on Wednesday. Dozens of religious colleges have been granted waivers that exempt ... Read More

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US Education Department Appeals for Compassion in Schools

Will the new year bring peace to the world and more tolerance and goodwill among its citizens? The U.S. Department of Education certainly hopes so. In the wake of extreme acts of violence and the ongoing worldwide refugee crisis, the department is trying to do its share to promote peace ... Read More

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DOJ Reaches $145,000 Settlement Over Access of Emotional Support Animal to University Housing

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Kent State University (KSU) reached a $145,000 settlement over claims of discrimination under the Fair Housing Act (FHA) on January 4, 2016. In 2014, DOJ initiated a lawsuit against KSU and four of its employees for disability discrimination due to KSU's denial of ... Read More

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