Discrimination

Gavin Grimm, who has become a national face for transgender students, speaks during a news conference held by The ACLU and the ACLU of Virginia at Slover Library in Norfolk, Va., on July 23, 2019. A federal appeals court is hearing arguments Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in the case of Grimm who sued a Virginia school board after he was barred as a student from using the boys’ bathrooms at his high school. A judge ruled last year that the Gloucester County School Board had discriminated against Grimm.
Gavin Grimm, who as a Virginia high school student was denied access to the boys' bathroom, has become a national face for transgender-student rights.
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Law & Courts School Board in Virginia to Pay $1.3 Million in Attorneys' Fees, Costs in Transgender Case
The suit involving then-student Gavin Grimm had spent years in the courts, while the issue of transgender-student rights remains volatile.
Mark Walsh, August 26, 2021
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Law & Courts Appeals Court Again Backs Transgender Student, But on Narrower Grounds Amid Signs of Rift
A federal appeals panel removed a holding for student Drew Adams based on Title IX, perhaps to ward off a rehearing by the full court.
Mark Walsh, July 14, 2021
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In this Nov. 4, 2020 photo, the Supreme Court in Washington.
In this Nov. 4, 2020 photo, the Supreme Court in Washington.
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Law & Courts High Court Declines to Hear Ex-Principal's Race-Bias Case Over Transfer to Central Office
The justices also refuse to take up a case challenging the requirement that men, but not women, register for the military draft.
Mark Walsh, June 7, 2021
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Federal What's at Stake in a Review of Federal Sex Discrimination Protections for Students
The Biden administration's review of Title IX may prompt new guidance on how schools deal with sexual harassment and protect LGBTQ students.
Evie Blad, June 4, 2021
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The crowd at Hing Hay Park responds to speakers calls to "fight hate"and against the attacks, physical and verbal on Asian Americans during a rally to speak out against anti-Asian hate and violence on March 13, 2021 in Seattle.
A crowd at Hing Hay Park in Seattle protests physical and verbal attacks against Asian Americans during a rally earlier this month.
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Equity & Diversity Anti-Asian Violence: What Schools Should Start Doing About It
Asian-Americans are often erased from the curriculum and even from schools' social justice work. Five educators discuss how to change that.
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Equity & Diversity Opinion 'Mommy, We Need to Fight Back'
An Asian American preschool director who lives in Atlanta writes about how anti-Asian racism has affected her and her family.
Caroline L. Diaz, March 22, 2021
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Equity & Diversity Opinion Education's Invisible Goalies Who Box Out Black Americans
Our country has a long history of blocking educational access, write John B. Craig and Kenneth D. Waters.
John B. Craig & Kenneth D. Waters, March 12, 2021
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Law & Courts Lawsuit Challenges Admissions Changes Meant to Boost Diversity at Acclaimed High School
The suit says the plan for Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Virginia will hurt Asian-American enrollment
Mark Walsh, March 10, 2021
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Rowers paddle along the Charles River past the Harvard University campus in Cambridge, Mass. on March 7, 2017.
Rowers paddle along the Charles River past the Harvard University campus in Cambridge, Mass.
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Law & Courts U.S. Supreme Court Is Asked to Take Up Harvard's Consideration of Race in Admissions
Lower courts rejected claims by Students for Fair Admissions that the Harvard policies discriminate against Asian-American applicants.
Mark Walsh, February 25, 2021
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Equity & Diversity Training Bias Out of Teachers: Research Shows Little Promise So Far
There's no evidence that anti-bias training on its own stops discrimination, and it may backfire if used as a Band-Aid for racism.
Sarah D. Sparks, November 17, 2020
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Education Funding Opinion A Roadmap for Reparations in Education
Breaking the cycle of institutional racism includes a quality education for Black students, writes Khalilah M. Harris. Here’s how that could look.
Khalilah M. Harris, October 15, 2020
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Equity & Diversity Opinion What Abolishing the Police Means to Me: A Student's Perspective
Young people deserve a say in how to keep their communities safe, writes high school student M’munga Songolo.
M'munga Songolo, September 23, 2020
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Teacher Preparation Q&A We All Live Racialized Lives: The 'Identity Work' Teachers Need to Do
Understanding the Black experience also means seeing white privilege, writes education professor LaGarrett King.
Sarah Schwartz, September 23, 2020
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Equity & Diversity Reported Essay Do America's Public Schools Owe Black People Reparations?
School districts must make amends for their racist history, writes Daarel Burnette II. What should that look like?
Daarel Burnette II, September 23, 2020
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