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On February 23, 2017, David Lee of Courthouse News Service reported that a Tarrant County Court refused to bar a female-to-male transgender wrestler, who is taking testosterone, from competing against female wrestlers in the Texas state ch
According to a February 23, 2017 article by Richard Bammer in The Reporter, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has vowed that the state will continue to protect transgender students' rights to access school facilities based on gender identity despite the decision, by the U.S.
On February 22, 2017, Benjamin Wood of The Salt Lake Tribune reported that a prohibition against the advocacy of homosexuality in Utah's sex-education classes may be on the way out after a Senate panel voted unanimously to strike the language from the state code. The so-called "no promo homo" law is being targeted in court by Equality Utah, wh
On February 22, 2017, Sandhya Somashekhar, Emma Brown and Moriah Balingit of The Washington Post reported that the U.S.
On February 17, 2017, Eric Gorski of The Denver Post reported that the Denver Public Schools (DPS) board unanimously approved a resolution, known as "The Safe and Welcoming School District Resolution," which states that DPS will do everything “in its lawful power” to protect students’ confidential information and ensure that “students’ learning envir
A February 21, 2017 Trib Live report by Emily Balser says New Kensington-Arnold School District (NKASD) has agreed to remove the Ten Commandments monument from Valley Junior-Senior High School (VJSHS) in order to settle a lawsuit claiming the district violated the constitutionally required separation of church and state. “In order to take the
Fry v. Napoleon Cmty. Sch., No. 15-497 (U.S. Feb. 22, 2017)
On February 17, 2017, Diane Rado of the Chicago Tribune reported that the State of Illinois has reached a proposed settlement in a suit brought by the Chicago Urban League (CUL) that alleged inequities and discrimination in Illinois' education funding system.
According to a February 20, 2017 report by Michael Florek in the Dallas News, a female to male transgender student-athlete's use of testosterone has prompted a lawsuit. Mack Beggs, who is transitioning from female to male, attends high school at Euless Trinity where he wrestles on the girls' team.
A February 14, 2017 article by Jessica Bies of The News Journal reports that the Christina school board rejected a resolution that would have declared the district a "safe haven" or "sanctuary" for students in the country illegally. John Marinucci, executive director of