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The latest news about schools and issues that affect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students and educators, including articles, Commentaries, videos, and special features.

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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Schools might claim to have an inclusive environment for all students, but that’s often far from the truth, writes opinion contributor Peter DeWitt.
September 21, 2017 – Education Week
A pair of Massachusetts educators are chipping away at the nearly total absence of context for LGBT individuals in the K-12 curriculum.
September 6, 2017 – Education Week
California broke ground by requiring schools to teach about the contributions of LGBT people, but it’s been slow-going ever since.
September 6, 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
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
The justices confronted a number of important K-12 education issues, deciding cases on special education, free exercise of religion, and more.
July 19, 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
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

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