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The latest news about gender issues, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

Ashton Whitaker, right, a high school senior who is a transgender male, hugs his mother Melissa in Kenosha Wis., last year. He and his mother sued his school district over its refusal to allow him to use the boys’ restroom at Kenosha’s Tremper High School.
—Transgender Law Center via AP-File

Transgender Advocates Buoyed by Student's Court Victory

A federal appellate panel upheld an injunction requiring a Wisconsin district to let a student who was born female and now identifies as male use the boys' restroom. (June 6, 2017)

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The American education system is rooted in racial inequity. Critical-thinking teachers can help, writes one assistant principal.
August 23, 2017 – Education Week
Though the president’s order to bar transgender military members hasn’t gone through, such pronouncements have ripple effects on students, writes Amira Hasenbush.
August 23, 2017 – Education Week
Returning to the office after maternity leave is never easy for working mothers, but it might be even harder for classroom teachers who want to continue to breast-feed their babies.
August 23, 2017 – Education Week
Ten tips for constructively engaging students on divisive political, social, racial, and economic issues, from H. Richard Milner IV.
August 16, 2017 – Education Week
While many schools don’t discuss LGBT issues, teachers should play a role in shaping students’ understandings of their gender identity, writes Laura Erickson-Schroth.
July 11, 2017 – Education Week
A federal appellate panel upheld an injunction requiring a Wisconsin district to let a student who was born female and now identifies as male use the boys' restroom.
June 7, 2017 – Education Week
Lone Star State lawmakers passed bills to crack down on cyberbullying and alter the state's letter-grade system for schools, but failed to clear the way for the use of vouchers and education savings accounts, or to overhaul the K-12 funding formula.
June 7, 2017 – Education Week
A mix of school, community, and state partnerships are necessary to treat all students fairly, argues Milwaukee school superintendent Darienne Driver.
May 31, 2017 – Education Week
Abstinence-only "garbage" fails to prepare kids for positive sexual encounters and relationships, says Peggy Orenstein in a Commentary Q&A.
May 10, 2017 – Education Week
Researchers estimate that about 0.7 percent of U.S. teens identify as transgender, but they acknowledge that far better data are needed.
March 8, 2017 – Education Week

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