Mass. Ed Dept issues rules on transgender pupils
BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Department of Education on Friday issued directives for handling transgender students, including allowing them to use the bathrooms or play on the sports teams that correspond to the gender with which they identify.
The guidance was issued at the request of state board of education to help schools follow the state's 2011 anti-discrimination law protecting transgender people.
"These students, because of widespread misunderstanding and lack of knowledge about their lives, are at a higher risk for peer ostracism, victimization, and...
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