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Point Foundation Announces 52 Scholarship Recipients for LGBT Students

National
Since 2002, Point has awarded approximately 400 scholarships making it the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of merit. ...
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MomsRising: Dual Language Learning Helps Close Education Gap

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MomsRising campaigned for the passage of SHB 1445, driving calls to the state legislature and collecting stories from families who would benefit from the dual language learning program. ...
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Senators Demand DeVos Address How Education Dept. Will ‘Vigorously’ Enforce Civil Rights Laws

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Betsy DeVos has issued new guidance that only serves to sow confusion among parents, teachers, and administrators about how to comply with the Title IX law. The new guidance provides no explanation of transgender students’ rights or schools’ obligations under Title IX. ...
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New Report Details Extensive Harms of Denying Transgender Students Access to School Facilities

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A new report shows how profoundly harmful and unnecessary policies that exclude transgender students from school facilities that match their gender can be on these children. ...
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Utah Legislature Passes Historic Bill Repealing Anti-LGBT State Public Education Law

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National
The Utah Legislature passed a bill Wednesday repealing a state law prohibiting supportive discussions of homosexuality in public and charter school curricula and classrooms. ...
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Amid Chaos, Trump Administration Rescinds Title IX Protections for Transgender Students

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National
The Department of Education and Department of Justice have rescinded the guidance issued by the Obama administration on accommodating transgender and gender nonconforming students under Title IX. ...
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PFLAG National Lauds Appointments of Catherine Lhamon and Debo Adegbile to Civil Rights Commission

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 27: NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Special Council Debo Adegbile talks to reporters outside of the U.S. Supreme Court February 27, 2013 in Washington, DC. Adegbile argued before the court in Shelby County v. Holder, a legal challenge to Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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As Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Civil Rights, Catherine Lhamon has been one of this Administration’s key leaders in advancing civil rights. ...
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Campus Pride’s Top 30 LGBT-Friendly List Includes UW, Cornell, Tufts

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Campus Pride announced Monday its 2016 "Best of the Best" Top 30 list of LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities. ...
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Campus Pride National LGBTQ-Friendly College Fair 2016-17 Dates Announced

National
Campus Pride announces dates and locations for the upcoming National LGBTQ-Friendly College Fair Program 2016-2017 season. ...
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Seattle Police Department Safe Place Program Expended to Local Public Schools

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SPD Safe Place is a voluntary program that provides businesses and organizations with information on how to report harassment, more commonly known as hate crimes. ...
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