Register Now for Thompson & Horton’s Virtual Training Courses for Higher Ed Title IX Personnel – Essential Training Even in States Where Courts Have Put the New Rules on Hold

Title IX training is critical regardless of whether your institution is located in a state where courts have entered injunctions blocking the 2024 Title IX Rules. Thompson & Horton has you covered with engaging and practical courses that satisfy requirements under the 2024 Rules and the 2020 Rules and highlight case management fundamentals. Even in jurisdictions without an injunction, the 2020 Rules will continue to apply to all incidents that occurred prior to August 1, 2024.

Complimentary Webinar: Attorneys General Fought the New Title IX Rules: The Clash Between States & the Department of Education

Twenty-six states are suing in seven different courts to stop the implementation of the new Title IX rules. Some governors and other state officials have directed schools not to implement the new federal rules, including the Texas Education Agency in a June 13 letter to Texas public schools that they should continue complying with the 2020 Title IX rules if they are seeking to receive grant funds from the TEA.

Thompson & Horton Announces 2024 Title IX Webinar Series: “T&H TacTIXs”

Thompson & Horton is offering a complimentary webinar series for 2024: “T&H TacTIXs: 2024 Title IX Webinar Series.” Join our Title IX team on the last Wednesday of each month for an essential update on critical Title IX tactics your school, college, or university needs to know to get—and stay—compliant in 2024.

Our first webinar, on January 31, 2024, will be called “A Cruel Summer of Title IX Is Coming: Are You Ready For It?Register now even if you cannot attend the first webinar because spots are limited! Registration for the series will get you access to all of the monthly webinars for the year. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get the T&H checklist for what you need to do this Spring to prepare for an implementation summer in 2024.

Read more here!

June Certification for K-12 Title IX Administrators: 2022-2023 Wrap-Up

The 2022-2023 school year is (almost!) a wrap. There are big changes on the horizon for Title IX, but many things remain the same. Join your Thompson & Horton Title IX team June 13, 2023, 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central (12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pacific) for a fast-paced, interactive live certification training covering all the hot topics K-12 Title IX coordinators, deputy coordinators, and administrators need to know as the school year comes to an end. Keep reading for more information or Register here! 

Collaboration for the Win! Title IX and Special Education in K-12

Assuming they are finalized as proposed, the new Title IX rules will for the first time require ongoing “consultation” between the Title IX Coordinator and special education team when a party to a Title IX complaint is a student receiving special education or related services. But if you work in Title IX or special education in K-12 public schools, “collaboration” should already be a part of your vocabulary in this context. There are so many complex issues at the intersection of Title IX and special education that make collaboration between Title IX and special education teams essential. Are you doing all you need to do to protect your educational institution from legal risks involving Title IX and special education?

Watch our complimentary webinar to find out! Keep reading for more information.

How to Make—and Keep—a Resolution to Prepare for the New Title IX Rules

We are barely into 2023, and it’s shaping up to be the biggest year yet for Title IX. From transgender bathroom bans and athletic participation battles to growing scrutiny on general athletics equity and pregnant and parenting students, Title IX will continue to have its moment in the sun in 2023 as it has for the past few years. Of course, the biggest news for Title IX in 2023 will undoubtedly be the issuance of the Biden administration’s new Title IX rule. The Department of Education recently confirmed that it intends to hoist the new regulation on schools in May 2023. Schools, colleges, and universities will once again have to comply with an entirely new grievance structure quickly over the summer.

Those who spent the summer of 2020 scrambling to prepare for the 2020 Title IX rules know that implementing new rules over the summer is a huge feat. If you haven’t already resolved to begin preparing now to be ready for that process when it comes, you should! Like any other New Year’s resolution, there is a risk of giving up without a plan. Don’t have one? Don’t worry. The Thompson & Horton Title IX team has you covered. Keep reading for the essential action plan to help you achieve your Title IX goals in the New Year.