Posts Tagged ‘Title IX’

IX! IX! IX! Are Girls Getting a Fair Shot at Sports in D.C. Schools?

Every weekend of last field hockey season, Jordan Fingerhut and another student from School Without Walls spent around four hours lining and patching up Francis Field, a West End park about a mile from their school, where their club field hockey team has played since its founding in 2011. Between games, residents treat the field [...]

Bowling For Teenage Girls

Of all the ways to get DCPS in compliance with Title IX regulations—the federal law that has effectively meant schools must provide equal opportunities for girls to participate in sports—a girls-only bowling program seems, on the surface, like an okay idea.
Stephanie Evans, DCPS' first woman athletic director (and fourth A.D. in as many years), tells [...]

Is Michelle Rhee Using Natalie Randolph to Make It Look Like She Cares About Girls in Sports?

For the justifiably overappreciated print version of Washington City Paper, I wrote this week about how Natalie Randolph, the new Coolidge coach and Parade cover girl, is being used to cover up serious gender inequities within the athletic programs offered by D.C. Public Schools under Michelle Rhee. Pick up a copy, read the column, gaze [...]