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Transgender child sues over Tennessee school bathroom law

Aug. 04, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A transgender child and her parents sued the Tennessee Department of Education on Thursday over a law that prohibits transgender students and staff from using school bathrooms or locker rooms that match their gender identities. The suit was filed in federal...

Dixon wins Michigan GOP governor primary, to face Whitmer

Aug. 03, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

Businesswoman and conservative commentator Tudor Dixon won the Republican primary for Michigan governor on Tuesday, setting up a tough race against Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as anger and division within the state GOP threaten the party’s efforts in the battleground state this fall. ...

Miami school board reverses itself, approves sex ed textbook

Jul. 29, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The board for Florida’s largest school district rescinded a decision made last week that rejected new sex education textbooks for middle and high school students. The debate over the sex education materials in Miami took place as school districts and boards navigate...

Florida school board rejects sex ed textbook under pressure

Jul. 21, 2022 11:41 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The school board of Florida's largest school district reversed its decision to adopt a new sex education book, with some in the majority saying the material is not age appropriate for students in middle and high school. The 5-4 vote followed an emotionally charged...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Jun. 29, 2022 23:54 PM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. June 25, 2022. Editorial: Success Mixed On Teen Births As with a lot of indicators about the well-being of people in Mississippi, this state has made significant progress in reducing the number of teen births, but it still has a long way to go....

Q&A: Billie Jean King on Title IX's 50th anniversary

Jun. 23, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Billie Jean King admired a portrait of Patsy Mink, considered the “Mother of Title IX,” at the U.S. Capitol on the 50th anniversary of Title IX. "She knew exclusion firsthand and she had the confidence and leadership to challenge and change discrimination...

EXPLAINER: What is Title IX and what impact has it had?

Jun. 20, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

Title IX, the law best known for its role in gender equity in athletics and preventing sexual harassment on campuses, is turning 50. It was signed into law by President Richard Nixon on June 23, 1972, after being shepherded through Congress in part by Rep. Patsy Mink, a Democrat from...

Arizona governor hopeful Lake seeks expanded school choice

May. 12, 2022 20:18 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Kari Lake, a former television anchor leading the GOP field in the campaign for Arizona governor, called Thursday for higher teacher salaries and an expansion of school choice options for parents. Lake also called for banning mask mandates, COVID-19 vaccine...