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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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Title IX: How Far We've Come
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Title IX Turns 40: What's Left to Do?
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Efforts to increase girls’ STEM participation may be focusing on the wrong problem, write researchers David C. Geary and Gijsbert Stoet.
May 23, 2018 – Education Week
In the age of #MeToo, schools have an important role to play in combating sexual harassment, writes sociologist Lorena Garcia.
May 9, 2018 – Education Week
The #MeToo movement has brought widespread attention to gender-based harassment in all walks of life. Will it do the same for sex education in schools?
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
A 33-nation study finds that boys tend to score higher in reading when 60 percent or more of their classmates are girls.
November 29, 2017 – Education Week
Several districts in recent years have opened single-gender public schools, many with a mission to improve the academic achievement of boys of color. Overall, the number of single-gender public schools remains tiny, just 283 in a nation of more than 90,000 public schools.
November 15, 2017 – Education Week
The three-part audio series Raising Kings profiled a high school for young men of color in Washington, D.C., where educators devote as much time to meeting the social-emotional needs of their students as they do their academic needs. Here’s a deeper dive into some of the issues raised by the series.
November 7, 2017 – Education Week
The 5,000-student Indiana Connections Academy changed its software systems, training protocols, and bathroom policies to better meet the needs of transgender students.
November 15, 2017 – Education Week
In addition to hearing a major case involving public-employee unions, the U.S. Supreme Court may face a wide range of disputes of keen interest to the education community.
October 4, 2017 – Education Week
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

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