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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., waves as President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in support of Senate candidates Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue in Dalton, Ga., on Jan. 4, 2021.
U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., waves as then-President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in support of Republican Senate candidates in Dalton, Ga., on Jan.
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Federal Republican Who Endorsed School Shooting Conspiracies to Join House Education Panel
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's comments have drawn calls for her resignation from gun-control groups like March For Our Lives-Parkland.
Andrew Ujifusa, January 26, 2021
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 Joe Biden departs a news conference after introducing his nominees and appointees to economic policy posts at The Queen theater, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.
Joe Biden departs a news conference after introducing his nominees and appointees to economic policy posts Dec. 1 in Wilmington, Del.
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Federal Biden Revokes Trump's 'Patriotic Education' Order, Will Shield DACA
Joe Biden took a flurry of executive actions on his first day as president that included a new government-wide emphasis on racial equity.
Andrew Ujifusa, January 20, 2021
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Flags decorate a space outside the office of the Education Secretary at the Education Department in Washington on Aug. 9, 2017.
Flags decorate a space outside the office of the secretary at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington on Aug. 9, 2017.
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Federal Title IX Protections Apply Only to 'Biological Sex,' Education Department Memo Says
The department says schools may refuse to let transgender students use restrooms or play sports consistent with their gender identity.
Mark Walsh, January 10, 2021
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This Oct. 4, 2018, photo shows the U.S. Supreme Court at sunset in Washington. The Supreme Court has declined to take up an appeal from parents in Oregon who want to prevent transgender students from using locker rooms and bathrooms matching their gender identity.
Parents in Oregon were rebuffed in their appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in a case challenging transgender students' use of locker rooms and bathrooms of the gender with which they identify.
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Law & Courts High Court Declines Challenge to District Policy Protecting Transgender Students
The case was brought by those objecting to letting transgender students use restrooms and other facilities matching their gender identity.
Mark Walsh, December 15, 2020
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos arrives for an event in the State Dining room of the White House in Washington. As millions of American children start the school year online, the Trump administration is hoping to convert their parents’ frustration and anger into newfound support for school choice policies that DeVos has long championed but struggled to advance nationally.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos arrives at a White House event in August. Civil rights activists expect the next education secretary will restore guidance to schools that she rescinded on transgender students’ rights, sexual assault, and school integration efforts.
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Federal Schools Could See U-Turn on Civil Rights Under Biden
Activists expect to see renewed guidance, more active enforcement, and better data collection from the Ed. Department’s civil rights office.
Christina A. Samuels, December 2, 2020
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Meeting District Needs Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed
A collection of stories you may have missed.
June 9, 2020
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Equity & Diversity Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed
A collection of news stories you may have missed.
February 25, 2020
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Teacher Nina Gustafson displays her pronouns in a training in Boulder, Colo., to help educators create supportive classrooms for LGBTQ youth.
Teacher Nina Gustafson displays her pronouns in a training in Boulder, Colo., to help educators create supportive classrooms for LGBTQ youth.
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School Climate & Safety When School's a Battleground for Transgender Kids, Teachers Learn to Protect, Affirm Them
Equipping teachers to help transgender students feel safe and included requires special training, advocates say.
Madeline Will, September 16, 2019
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Equity & Diversity Opinion I’m a Transgender Teacher. Here’s Why I Came Out at My School
"Thinking of our queer, trans, and questioning students, as well as our students of color and multiracial students, I wanted to pass on a message of affirmation: Believe that people are who they say they are, and celebrate it," writes Sam Long.
Sam Long, March 28, 2019
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Equity & Diversity Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigned. Here's His Record on Children's Civil Rights
The former Republican senator from Alabama had clashed repeatedly with the civil rights community over transgender students, affirmative action, immigration, and more.
Alyson Klein, November 7, 2018
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Equity & Diversity Report: Trump Admin. Move to Define Gender Under Title IX Could Affect Transgender Students
The Trump administration is considering a move that would narrowly define gender according to sex assigned at birth, affecting transgender students in the nation's schools, the New York Times reports.
Evie Blad, October 21, 2018
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Equity & Diversity Hostility Toward LGBTQ Students May Be Rising in Schools, Survey Finds
About 23,000 LGBTQ youth from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories, participated in the 2017 National School Climate Survey. A significant share of survey respondents expressed concern that school staff contributed to the hostile environment for LGTBQ students in schools.
Corey Mitchell, October 15, 2018
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Equity & Diversity Feds to Investigate Whether School's Transgender Policy Created 'Hostile Environment for Girls'
The Education Department's office for civil rights will investigate whether a Georgia elementary school's policy for transgender students contributed to the alleged assault of a girl.
Evie Blad, October 3, 2018
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Equity & Diversity Ed. Dept. Won't Investigate Transgender Students' Complaints About School Restroom Access
The U.S. Department of Education won't intervene if transgender students file complaints about access to school restrooms, a spokesperson said, confirming a position the agency has effectively held since it rescinded guidance on transgender student rights a year ago.
Evie Blad, February 12, 2018
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