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June 27, 2017

Adults See Black Girls as Less Innocent Than Their White Peers, Survey Finds

Adults see black girls as less innocent, more independent, and less in need of nurturing and protection than their white peers, says a report with implications for school discipline and juvenile justice.

February 03, 2016

Teen Boys Wear Dresses to Call for Changes to School Dress Code

Students in California's Clovis Unified School District say the district's dress code violates their classmates' rights to free expression and adheres to outdated gender norms.

December 01, 2015

Title IX Does Not Apply to Gender Identity, States Say in Transgender Student Suit

Title IX only protects students from discrimination on the basis of biological sex, not gender identity, a group of states said in a legal brief. The U.S. Department of Education disagrees.

November 02, 2015

Ill. District's Treatment of Transgender Girl Violates Title IX, Ed. Dept. Says

A letter from the Education Department's office for civil rights is the latest phase of a standoff with Palatine, Ill.-based Township High School District 211.

October 29, 2015

Obama Administration Sides With Transgender Student in Court Appeal

Barring a transgender student who identifies as a boy from using the boy's bathroom at school is illegal discrimination under Title IX, attorneys with the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education said in a legal brief.

July 17, 2015

School Bullying Policies Fall Short, Fail to Protect All Students, Report Says

A new report finds that many school districts lack bullying policies, despite state laws requiring them. And the policies that are in place often overlook LGBT students.

July 14, 2015

Title IX Already Protects LGBT Students, Amendment Unnecessary, Group Says

The U.S. Senate voted down an amendment designed to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students from discrimination and harassment in public schools. But such protections are already required under Title IX, the National School Boards Association said.

June 29, 2015

N.Y. Governor: Education Department Must Enforce Transgender Student Law

Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for greater enforcement after the New York ACLU released a "truly disturbing report" detailing violations of a state law designed to protect students from harassment or unfair treatment on the basis of gender identity or expression.

March 19, 2015

Student Suspension Rates Drop in Chicago Schools, Study Finds

The decreases come as teachers and students report feeling safer in the city's schools, according to the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research.

February 11, 2015

Lawmakers Renew Push to Increase Protections for LGBT Students in Schools

The U.S. Department of Education has said that Title IX protects students from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, but advocates say a more specific federal law is necessary to provide certainty of students' legal rights.

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