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December 02, 2015

Advocates for LGBT Students Push for More Inclusive Sex Education in Schools

Issues important to LGBT students are too often ignored in school sex education classes, a coalition of advocacy groups said.

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.

September 14, 2015

Racial Justice, LGBT Groups Urge Collaboration on School Discipline Issues

A new report encourages racial equity groups and LGBT-student groups to collaborate on improving school discipline.

September 10, 2015

School Board Members Quit After Protests of Transgender Student's Bathroom Use

School board members in Hillsboro, Mo., resigned after students and parents protested over accommodations school officials made for a transgender student.

September 02, 2015

Transgender Student Policies Spark Protests in Missouri District

A Missouri district's decision to allow a transgender student to use girls' bathrooms and locker rooms has sparked protests from students and parents. What obligations do schools have to transgender students?

August 07, 2015

Five Ways Schools Stigmatize Same-Sex and Heterosexual Adoptive Families

Adoptive families sometimes feel overlooked or stigmatized by schools, they say. And those actions can threaten to jeopardize efforts to engage parents and to make sure students feel safe and supported in the classroom.

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.

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