SDE: Single Sex Classes and Schools

Title IX and Single Sex Education

By Sue Klein, Ed. D., Education Equity Director, Feminist Majority Foundation 

Positions on Single-Sex Education

National Women's Law Center

Dear Colleague Letter Single Sex Classes Guidance

On December 1, 2014, the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued “Questions and Answers on Title IX and Single-Sex Elementary and Secondary Classes and Extracurricular Activities.” The ED’s Title IX’s regulations apply to every public school, including traditional, charter and magnet schools. The guidance document states that the general rule under Title IX is that schools may offer single-sex classes as long as, in doing so, the school does not “exclude, separate, deny benefits to, or otherwise treat differently any person on the basis of sex.” This Q & A focuses on the criteria for offering single-sex classes under ED’s Title IX regulations.

SDE Title IX - Gender Equity and Sexual Harassment


If you require further information, please contact:

Dr. Adrian R. Wood
State Title IX Coordinator
CT State Department of Education
Turnaround Office
450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 602
Hartford, CT 06103-1841
Telephone: (860) 713-6795

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