Published Online: June 15, 2010
Published in Print: June 16, 2010, as Justice Dept. Joins ACLU Against Single-Sex Classes

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Justice Dept. Joins ACLU Against Single-Sex Classes

The U.S. Department of Justice sided with the American Civil Liberties Union this month in a lawsuit claiming that single-gender classes at a Louisiana middle school violate students' rights to an equal education, Title IX, and other federal regulations.

In April, a federal judge denied the ACLU's motion to stop single-sex classes at Rene Rost Middle School in Kaplan, La., and set up a plan for the school to continue the classes in August. The Justice Department filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case in support of the ACLU's appeal.

Vol. 29, Issue 35, Page 5

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