A new report on Title IX, the landmark civil rights law passed 40 years ago that barred gender discrimination in education for all students, says that a great deal of progress in improving educational opportunities for girls has been made, but more work needs to be done, The Washington Post reports.

Title IX is probably best known as a law that has affected female participation in athletics, but it actually covers all aspects of education from kindergarten to the postgraduate level.

The report, titled “Title IX at 40: Working to Ensure Gender Equity in Education,” says that women’s...

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