The Department of Education has begun the process of naming schools that violated Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
The process is being overseen by a group of experts headed by a former chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, who was appointed by President Barack Obama.
They include the former solicitor general, Richard Cordray, and former solicitor-general John Roberts, the current chairman of the Department of Justice.
The task is to determine which schools have violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The list is being made public this week and will be updated as new cases are filed.
Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in education programs, including admissions and graduation requirements.
The Department will release its list of schools on Friday, December 16.
“We have a number of school districts in Florida that are violating Title IX, and it’s time for them to be held accountable,” said Sarah Kliff, a former Education Department official who has been advocating for the rights of students.
It is not the first time that the department has taken on a task of determining which schools are violating the law.
It is part of the department’s ongoing investigation into Title IX violations at the University of California, Berkeley.
In 2016, the department issued an executive order that said it would investigate schools for potential violations of Title IX.
In March 2018, the task force released a report that found many of the schools were in compliance with the law, and many schools did not have the resources to implement effective policies.