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We’re working to ensure that single-sex education is consistent with Title IX and the Constitution, to oppose efforts to provide education based on gender stereotypes, and to change regulations that open the door to programs that harm both boys and girls.

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Legal Briefs & Testimony | Amicus Brief: Parents in Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District

October 9, 2006

In 2007, the National Women’s Law Center filed an amicus brief in Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle Sch. Dist. No. 1. NWLC wrote in support of the schools’ efforts to achieve diversity in the classroom. NWLC’s brief details the research which has demonstrated that racially integrated learning environments are essential to eliminating both race and gender stereotypes because they expose students to diversity and encourage them to reject gross generalizations and stereotypical thinking. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court struck down efforts by two school districts to maintain racial integration in individual schools.  This decision negatively affects all students, including girls who continue to be subject to both race- and sex-based stereotypes in school and in other academic and social arenas.

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Legal Briefs & Testimony | Amicus Brief: Jane Doe v. Vermilion Parish School Board

June 7, 2010

In this case, a federal court in Louisiana reviewed the legality of a public school’s single-sex education program but failed to apply the well- established constitutional standard for evaluating gender-based classifications.

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More Resources

Reports & Toolkits | It's Your Education: How Title IX Protections Can Help You

June 22, 2010

Legal Briefs & Testimony | Amicus Brief: Jane Doe v. Vermilion Parish School Board

June 07, 2010

Fact Sheet | Title IX: A Promise Not Yet Fulfilled

June 08, 2009

Legal Briefs & Testimony | Amicus Brief: Parents in Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District

October 09, 2006