Title IX Information
Resources on questions about implementing single-sex programs in schools:
Each of these is downloaded from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights, and is the most recent we can find. GEMS leaders are not lawyers. We interpret these guidelines and explanations to indicate that GEMS clubs operate within the guidelines for “voluntary youth service organizations” as outlined in several of these documents.
Please feel free to use these documents if questions arrive. Let us know of any problems, but do not look to us for legal help.
2006 Amendments to Title IX — U. S. Department of Education Final Rules 2006
2012 STEM PowerPoint about Title IX — U.S.Department of Education Office of Civil Rights
2014 FAQS about Title IX — Questions and answers about Single Sex Classes and Extra-Curricular Activities
2015 Resource Guide from the U.S. Department of Education
2015 Clarification–Dear Colleague Letter— Clarification from the U.S. Department of Education on after-school programs like GEMS.
AAUW’s Solving the Equation — AAUW’s research on encouraging girls in STEM
Gender Equity Research and Resources
“Why So Few?”–NEW research from AAUW on scarcity of girls and women in STEM fields. You can download the report.
Preparing the Next Generation from the National Science Foundation
National Science Foundation–Extensive research and statistics on the status of girls and women in STEM
National Coalition of Girls’ Schools: Research on single-gender education
Women in Engineering— Topics in Diversity from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Are Women Being Scared Away from Science?— An old but significant article about ‘imposter syndrome.’
Myra Sadker Foundation— an extensive collection of resources from the ground-breaking work of Myra Sadker and her foundation
Research on Encouraging Girls in Math and Science— a great summary of good techniques and strategies from the U.S. Department of Education
Where the Girls Are — research from AAUW on gender equity in education
Under the Microscope— AAUW’s research summary on women in science
Stereotype Threat— How expectations drive performance in girls and STEM
National Girls Collaborative Project — Girl-serving organizations collaborating to increase the impact of programs across the country
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