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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.

June 11, 2015

S.D. Considering Changes to Policy on Transgender High School Athletes

In response to legislative attempts to quash its policy governing transgender student-athletes, the South Dakota High School Activities Association considered changes to the policy at a board of directors meeting Wednesday.

May 15, 2015

New Autism Research Outlines Gender Differences in Social Interactions

Girls and boys with autism spectrum disorder may both face social rejection from peers, but exclusion by girls may be harder to spot, recent research suggests.

May 08, 2015

Dept. of Ed. Issues Guidance on Title IX Coordinators to School Districts

K-12 schools that receive federal funding must have a qualified and trained Title IX coordinator to field complaints and monitor compliance with the civil rights law.

April 27, 2015

Girls of Color Found Most Deprived of H.S. Athletic Opportunities

When it comes to high school-based athletic opportunities, girls of color are coming up shortest, according to a new report from the National Women's Law Center and the Poverty & Race Research Action Council.

March 26, 2015

Educators Can Boost Women's Role in Computing, Engineering, Report Says

In 2013, just 26 percent of computing professionals and 12 percent of working engineers were women, according to a new report.

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.

March 18, 2015

Can Boys Help Girls Who Have Body Image Issues?

A UK child health expert is causing a stir by recommending that teachers tackle girls' body image issues by having boys discuss what they think is attractive.

March 16, 2015

Gender Gap in K-12 Ed-Tech Leadership Persists, Survey Finds

Women in K-12 information-technology leadership positions continue to face a pay- and prestige-gap, according to new survey information.

March 13, 2015

Minn. Lawmakers Attempting to Reverse Transgender Student-Athlete Policy

Republican lawmakers in Minnesota are attempting to override a policy that allows transgender student-athletes to participate on sports teams that align with their gender identity.

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