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TITLE IX

Landmark 1972 civil rights law that states no person shall be discriminated against or denied participation in educational programs or activities on the basis of sex at institutions that receive federal financial assistance.

Girls' high school sports participation has increased more than 1,000% since, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Collegiate sport participation jumped more than 500%.
One of the main reasons I pursued a project on the 50th anniversary of Title IX was my understanding of the significance of women who paved the way for athletics today.
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The lack of Black female head coaches and national calls to ban transgender female athletes from women's athletics are just two of many barriers standing in the way of equity across sports. Because of these barriers, has Title IX worked?
While Kendall Hanley breaks barriers as a female hockey official, Sarah Fuller continues to be a pillar for equity in women's sports.

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Kris Barry, a member of the Title IX team at UMR, details processes the university has implemented to destigmatize reporting discrimination based on sex, which is prohibited in higher education by Title IX.
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A pair of girls from Southeast Minnesota ran at the forefront of women's athletics in the groundbreaking years after the passage of Title IX.

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