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School & District Management ACLU Texas Files OCR Complaint Over a District's Anti-Trans Book Ban
The group claims the Keller school district's new policy to remove books about gender fluidity from library shelves violates federal law.
Equity & Diversity How to Talk to LGBTQ Students About the Colorado Nightclub Shooting
The tragedy is a difficult moment for a group of students already under strain.
Federal What the Federal 'Don't Say Gay' Bill Actually Says
The bill would restrict federal funds for lessons on LGBTQ identities. The outcome of this week's election could revive its prospects.
Equity & Diversity Districts Need Guidance on Designing Dress Codes That Are Fair to All. It Might Be On the Way
The Education Department has said it will develop resources, but experts say school districts also need to examine their own policies.
Teaching Profession With Their Licenses in Jeopardy, Florida Teachers Unsure How the 'Don't Say Gay' Law Will Be Applied
A new rule could strip teachers of their licenses if they run afoul of the law. Teachers want to know what that entails.
School Climate & Safety What School Is Like for LGBTQ Students, By the Numbers
Here are survey statistics on harassment, support, and fears experienced by LGBTQ students during pandemic-era schooling.
Student Well-Being Students Say Depression, Anxiety Are Holding Them Back. But They Can’t Find Help at School
Less than half of middle and high school students say they have an adult at their school they can talk to when they feel upset.
School Climate & Safety Some Breaks From Bullying, But Fewer Supports: How LGBTQ Students Fared in the Pandemic
A survey finds that LGBTQ students missed out on in-school supports in 2020-21, and a trend of declining harassment leveled off.
Teaching Profession Florida Teachers Could Lose Their Licenses Under New Rule Tied to 'Don't Say Gay' Law
A proposed rule could strip teachers' licenses if they teach about gender identity or sexuality to K-3 students.
Equity & Diversity Why a Trans Student and Her Mom Are Fighting Their District's Anti-LGBTQ Policies
Lily Freeman and her mother, Mindy Freeman, are working to stem a slew of anti-LGBTQ policies and directives issued in Central Bucks County, Pa.
Curriculum Republicans and Democrats Agree: High Schools Should Teach 'Controversial' Issues
While Republicans and Democrats agree on some topics, there are sharp political divides on others, especially LGBTQ issues.
Equity & Diversity What One State's Transgender Student Policy Could Mean for Students
Experts fear Virginia's model policy could endanger the mental health and safety of trans, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming students.
Equity & Diversity Who's Behind the Escalating Push to Ban Books? A New Report Has Answers
Right-wing activist organizations and Republican lawmakers are pushing to get books about LGBTQ people and racism removed, says PEN America.
Equity & Diversity Proposed Federal Rules on Title IX Draw Flood of Public Comments
The Education Department received more than 200,000 comments on proposed changes to Title IX sex discrimination regulations.