May, 2016

Obama administration links bathroom bills to Title IX funds

CNN Source: http://www.wbaltv.com/politics/obama-administration-to-issue-guidance-on-transgender-bathrooms/39525156 (CNN) —The Obama administration will issue guidance Friday directing public schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms matching their gender identity. A joint letter from the Departments of Education and Justice will go out to schools on Friday with guidelines to ensure that “transgender students enjoy a supportive and nondiscriminatory school environment,” […]

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Dept. of Education: Yes, Title IX Protects Trans Students

The federal Department of Education will formally release new guidance for schools about Title IX’s implications for transgender students on Friday.  BY SUNNIVIE BRYDUM MAY 13 2016 1:02 AM EDT UPDATED MAY 13 2016 1:10 AM EDT The Department of Education is poised to release on Friday its most detailed guidelines to date explaining the […]

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Blue for Boys, White With Flowers for Girls: When Commencement Is an Exercise in Discrimination

**Source 3 MAY 2016 JOANNA L. GROSSMAN AND KATHARINE BARTLETT Libby Ryan and Jordan D’Addeo are unlikely rabble-rousers. Both are A students and highly involved in their school and community. Libby is a four-time All-State musician and principal oboist in Connecticut’s All-State Band, winner of the Daughters of the American Revolution Citizenship Award, Class of […]

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The Sexism of School Dress Codes

Source: The Atlantic OCT 20, 2015 These policies can perpetuate discrimination against female students, as well as LGBT students. Maggie Sunseri was a middle-school student in Versailles, Kentucky, when she first noticed a major difference in the way her school’s dress code treated males and females. Girls were disciplined disproportionately, she says, a trend she’s […]

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Issuing Graduation Gowns By Sex Is Wrong

Note: I have long held the position that having separate color graduation gowns is wrong. Source: http://www.courant.com/opinion/op-ed/hc-op-fresh-talk-ryan-east-haddam-graduation-robes-0504-20160503-story.html High schools should stop requiring male, female graduation robes, students say May 4, 2016 On June 10, we will be graduating from Nathan Hale-Ray High School in East Haddam. Although graduation should be a joyful experience, our rite of […]

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