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July 17, 2017

Trump Administration Abruptly Cuts Off Teen Pregnancy Prevention Funding

Teen pregnancy prevention programs set to end in 2020 will now lose funding in 2018 after the Trump administration opted to end federal grants, Reveal reports. Many of those programs targeted teen girls from minority populations that are at higher risk for early pregnancy.

June 16, 2017

Feds on Transgender Student Rights: Put Focus on Bullying, Not Bathrooms

The U.S. Department of Education has directed civil rights investigators to find ways to address transgender students' concerns of harassment and bullying while bypassing complaints about facilities.

May 24, 2017

DeVos Won't Rule Out Vouchers for Schools That Don't Allow LGBT Students

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was sharply questioned on federal civil rights enforcement in private schools that receive vouchers during a Wednesday congressional hearing.

May 01, 2017

Trump Admin. to End 'Let Girls Learn' Education Program, Report Says

The Trump administration will discontinue Let Girls Learn, an interagency effort that included work by Peace Corps volunteers to address barriers that keep about about 62 million girls around the world out of school, CNN reports.

April 28, 2017

After 100 Days, Trump Pledge to End Gun-Free School Zones Is Unfulfilled

Trump's campaign pledge to end gun-free school zones "on day one" remains unfulfilled. It would require cooperation from Congress to change existing laws on guns in schools.

April 06, 2017

Transgender Student Gavin Grimm: 'This Case Is Bigger Than Me'

Grimm, who transitioned from female-to-male his freshman year, sued his district after it created a policy that limited bathroom access by biological sex.

April 04, 2017

Transgender-Student Rules Loom Large in Illinois Suburb's School Board Race

The Palatine, Ill., district policy that allows a transgender student to access the girls locker room has dominated its school board race.

March 27, 2017

Watch: Surviving a School Shooting Shaped His Views on Arming Teachers

Retired Montana Principal John Moffatt says arming teachers and school staff is not the right way to respond to the threat of school shootings. His opinion is informed by his own experience as the survivor of a 1986 school shooting at Fergus High School in Lewistown, Mont., where a student gunman shot Moffatt in the abdomen after shooting and killing a substitute teacher.

March 02, 2017

Justice Dept: States to Drop Suit Over Transgender-Student Guidance

A multi-state lawsuit over Obama-era guidance on the rights of transgender students will soon be coming to an end, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a court filing Thursday.

March 01, 2017

Podcast: What a Federal Policy Shift Means for Transgender Students and Schools

Evie Blad appears on the Education Writers Association's EWA Radio podcast to discuss how a decision to rescind federal civil rights guidance on transgender students is playing out in schools and in the courts.

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