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US Department of Education Changes College Sexual Assault Guidelines

The U.S. Department of Education has withdrawn 2011 guidance on how colleges should handle accusations of sexual assault, saying the policy “failed to ensure fundamental fairness.” A set of interim guidelines has been disclosed. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said in a release Friday that the interim guidelines “will treat all students fairly.” “Schools must continue to confront these horrific crimes and behaviors head on,” she said. “There will be no more sweeping them under the rug. But the process also must be fair and impartial, giving everyone more confidence in…

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