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Transgender Students and Bathrooms: What Should Schools Do?

The Obama administration's guidance to schools on the rights of transgender students has provoked protests, lawsuits, and uncertainty among educators. (May 27, 2016)

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More than 830 educators took part in a survey on discussing controversial topics in class. National politics, rather than hot-button issues like race and religion, seemed to be the most divisive in 2017.
April 4, 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
Teachers should be aware how transgender students can feel unsafe, even in the classroom, writes researcher Jacob Berglin.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
When it comes to the wrenching matter of student suicide, two psychologists explain how school leaders can support their communities.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
The education secretary nominee's record on LGBTQ rights does not inspire confidence, writes GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis.
February 2, 2017 – Education Week
Advocates worry that the incoming Trump administration could scale back federal civil rights enforcement in education after nearly eight years of high-profile attention to the subject.
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a Virginia student's case against his school district over restroom access, in which a central issue is the proper interpretation of a federal regulation under Title IX.
November 16, 2016 – Education Week
The 2016-17 high court term could prove to be the most consequential in years for K-12, including cases on special education and aid to religion.
October 5, 2016 – Education Week
The debate on restroom access remains unsettled, as multiple legal cases play out and enforcement of new federal guidelines is blocked for now.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
Following the killing of 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., educator Peter DeWitt considers how to create a positive climate for students.
June 16, 2016 – Education Week

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