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Today in history: Title IX enacted in 1972

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Thursday marks 44 years since Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 was enacted.

Title IX prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that receive federal funds.

One area where Title IX has had a major impact is athletics, with many school districts adding girls' teams in sports like soccer, basketball and softball.

Title IX also applies to areas such as recruiting, admissions, treatment of pregnant or parenting students and employment.

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