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Policy Corner: GEEA Press Release

Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA) reintroduced the Patsy T. Mink and Louise M. Slaughter Gender Equity in Education Act of 2023 (S. 2145/HR 4342) to celebrate Title IX’s 51st anniversary.

ATIXA’s president Daniel C. Swinton was quoted in Sen. Hirono’s press release:

“The Association of Title IX Administrators, on behalf of its 11,000 practitioner members, expresses its support for the GEEA. For decades, school and college-based Title IX administrators have worked diligently with the limited resources available to them to implement the aims of Title IX. ATIXA calls on Congress to pass the GEEA to provide Title IX administrators with the essential resources, training, and financial support needed to fully deliver on Title IX’s promise of sex and gender equity in education and thanks Senator Hirono and Representative Matsui for championing the passage of this bill.”

As a reminder from ATIXA’s Policy Corner, the bill would create a new Office for Gender Equity within the US Department of Education to coordinate Title IX activities within the Department and throughout other federal agencies; fund competitive grants for K-12 schools, colleges and universities, states, school districts, and other educational organizations to boost Title IX compliance programs; and provide Title IX coordinators with annual training, information, and best practices about Title IX compliance.

Click to read ATIXA’s previous Policy Corner updates.