Since its passage in 1972, Title IX has spawned many changes. More girls than ever are playing sports. Doors have opened for them to take advanced math and science courses. Pregnant and parenting students have more educational opportunities. But most experts and educators say—and the data confirm—that gender equality has yet to be achieved. In this collection, Education Week examines the landmark federal law’s history, progress, and remaining barriers.
Alyssia Perez, 17, and her 5-month-old, Alyza Garcia, cuddle at the Healy-Murphy Child Development Center, in San Antonio, an independent school for pregnant and parenting teenagers. Title IX requires schools to ensure that such students get an equal chance. —Lisa Krantz for Education Week