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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.

February 28, 2017

Transgender Sister of Trump Inauguration Singer Gets Favorable Ruling in Court

A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction requiring a Pennsylvania school district to allow three transgender students to use restrooms that match their gender identity while his court considers their case. The plaintiffs include the sister of President Trump's inauguration singer, Jackie Evancho.

February 22, 2017

Trump Administration Rescinds Transgender-Student Guidance

The U.S. departments of Justice and Education rescinded Obama-era guidance on the rights of transgender students, lifting requirements that schools allow students to use the restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.

February 21, 2017

White House: Transgender-Student Rights Not a Federal Issue; New Guidance Coming

The Trump administration believes the federal government doesn't have a role in transgender-student rights in schools and plans to issue new guidance, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said.

February 12, 2017

Trump Administration Signals Shift on Transgender Students. What's Next?

A legal filing by the Trump administration calls into question the future of a rule issued under President Obama that required schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that gender identity.

January 10, 2017

End Block on Transgender-Student Guidance, Justice Dept. Tells Court

The Obama administration tells the 5th Circuit that its guidance on transgender restroom use at public schools is non-binding on states and school districts.

December 21, 2016

Repeal of 'Bathroom Bill' Fails in North Carolina

A promised repeal of HB2, North Carolina's controversial state law that limits restroom access for transgender students in public schools, failed Wednesday evening.

December 19, 2016

Governor-Elect: N.C. to Repeal Limits on Restrooms for Transgender Students

Legislators will hold a special session to repeal a state law that includes restrictions on which public school bathrooms transgender students can use, Gov.-elect Roy Cooper said.

November 28, 2016

LGBT Students: Five Possible Effects of Trump's Presidency, Ed. Secretary Choice

How will Donald Trump's stances on education, which stress a scaled back federal role, and the appointment of voucher advocate Betsy DeVos as education secretary affect LGBT students?

October 28, 2016

Supreme Court to Hear Groundbreaking Transgender Student Case

The case, which centers on restroom access for a transgender Virginia student, could settle the issue for schools nationwide.

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