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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.

February 10, 2015

D.C. City Councilwoman Asks if Planned Boys of Color Initiative Violates Title IX

The local elected official is concerned that the initiative, which focuses on improving outcomes for boys of color, may run afoul of federal law because it does not include girls.

December 08, 2014

Lawmaker Targets H.S. Sports League After Passage of Transgender Policy

State Rep. Joyce Peppin, who is set to become the state's House Majority Leader next month, disagrees with the Minnesota State High School League's new policy on transgender student-athletes.

December 05, 2014

Minnesota Becomes Latest State to Adopt Policy for Transgender Student-Athletes

The Minnesota State High School League became the 33rd state association to approve a policy regarding transgender student-athletes.

December 05, 2014

Minnesota High School League Approves Transgender Student-Athlete Policy

The Minnesota State High School League became the 33rd state association to approve a policy regarding transgender student-athletes.

December 01, 2014

Mo'ne Davis Named Sports Illustrated Kids' Sports Kid of the Year

After a monumental year, the Little League pitcher has been named the 2014 Sports Illustrated Kids Sports Kid of the Year.

November 24, 2014

Students, Parents Protest After Student Rape Allegations at Oklahoma High School

Protestors claim school officials didn't properly handle allegations that a male student raped three female classmates and that they failed to address subsequent bullying.

October 29, 2014

In Classrooms, Halloween Costumes Can Raise Sensitive Issues

Halloween can be a fun holiday, but some costumes can be offensive. Fortunately, there are some ways teachers can encourage students to make smart costume choices.

October 10, 2014

District Trains Teachers in Using Inclusive Approach to Gender

After facing backlash from parents and the media, the public school district in Lincoln, Neb. is refusing to back down from programs designed to encourage the use of gender-inclusive language.

October 03, 2014

Minnesota Votes to Table Transgender Athlete Policy After Heated Debate

Transgender student-athletes in Minnesota will have to wait a few more months before new rules are enacted regarding their participation in high school athletics.

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