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Thursday, October 18, 2012
3:30 - 4:30 pm Eastern Time
Lara S. Kaufmann is Senior Counsel and Director of Education Policy for At-Risk Students at the National Women’s Law Center. Ms. Kaufmann engages in litigation, advocacy, and public education to advance women and girls at school and in the workplace, with a particular focus on improving educational outcomes for at-risk girls, including pregnant and parenting students. Ms. Kaufmann co-authored the Center’s 2012 report, A Pregnancy Test for Schools: The Impact of Education Laws on Pregnant and Parenting Stu- dents, as well as its 2009 report, Listening to Latinas: Barriers to High School Graduation. Ms. Kaufmann is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Northwestern University School of Law.
Far too many pregnant and parenting students are pushed out of school as a result of discriminatory practices that violate Title IX, the federal law that has prohibited sex discrimination in education since 1972. Any serious effort to improve graduation rates and stop the cycle of poverty must include a focus on the rights and needs of pregnant and parenting students. This webcast will provide educators, policymakers, and advocates with information about Title IX’s regulations, and will highlight the findings from the report, A Pregnancy Test for Schools: The Impact of Education Laws on Pregnant and Parenting Students.
Solutions is produced by Clemson University Broadcast Productions in partnership with NDPC/N, with support from Catapult Learning and Penn Foster.