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The NYC Dept. of Education is adding more girls sports teams to comply with Title IX (Credit: CBS2)

Civil Rights Complaint: NYC Schools Not Offering Level Playing Field For Girls Sports Teams

The New York City Department of Education denies violating Title IX, but they have entered into an agreement to resolve the complaint.

02/24/2015

Students carry mattresses in a protest against sexual assault at Columbia University. (Credit: Jacquelyn14)

Feds Launch Investigation Into Handling Of Rape Cases At Columbia University

The federal government has opened an investigation into how reports of rape on campus are investigated at Columbia University.

01/14/2015

New York Education Commissioner John King speaks on May 28, 2014. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

N.Y. State Education Commissioner John King Jr. To Step Down, Head To Washington

John King Jr. will step down at the end of the year as the New York state education commissioner, for a post in the Obama administration.

12/10/2014

Princeton University file (Photo: CBS 2)

Princeton Agrees To Review Handling Of Sexual Assault Cases

The settlement comes after an investigation by the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights into how Princeton and 75 other colleges across the country responded to sexual assault accusations.

11/05/2014

Princeton University file (Photo: CBS 2)

Multiple Tri-State Area Schools On Sexual Assault Investigation List

For the first time, the U.S. Department of Education revealed its list of colleges under investigation on Thursday.

05/01/2014

FILE - A NYC classroom. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Schools Across Tri-State Area Get National Recognition

Dozens of schools in the Tri-State area are being recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools by U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

09/25/2013

Volleyball (credit: clipart.com)

N.J. Educators React To Federal Decision On School Sports For The Disabled

A groundbreaking decision came today from the U.S. Department of Education. It said that schools have to include students with disabilities in their sports programs, or at least provide equal alternatives.

01/25/2013

Scream rooms

U.S. DOE Investigating ‘Scream Rooms’ At Middletown, Conn. School

Federal education officials have launched a civil rights investigation into a Connecticut elementary school’s practice of isolating students with disabilities in small rooms when they have emotional outbursts.

01/31/2012