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Nonprofit sues Education Dept. for release of information on campus sex-assault investigations - The Washington Post

Nonprofit sues Education Dept. for release of information on campus sex-assault investigations - The Washington Post:

Nonprofit sues Education Dept. for release of information on campus sex-assault investigations


The National Women’s Law Center filed suit Monday against the Education Department in an effort to force the release of information about federal enforcement of Title IX, a law that governs how schools handle campus sexual harassment and assault.
In a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the D.C.-based nonprofit group alleges the department has wrongfully failed to release public records that should have been released by now under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
The Law Center argues that the information is important for understanding how the Trump administration is approaching Title IX enforcement — especially given that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has declined to say whether she intends to uphold or withdraw controversial guidance to schools and colleges on sexual harassment and sexual violence issued during the administration of President Barack Obama.
“Without the release of these documents, students, families, and advocates are kept in the dark about whether the department is enforcing legal protections for student survivors of Nonprofit sues Education Dept. for release of information on campus sex-assault investigations - The Washington Post:

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