August 2, 2016

Department of Education – Emerging Practices

Department of Education - Emerging Practices

The U.S. Department of Education (“ED”) is committed to providing schools with the
information they need to provide a safe, supportive, and nondiscriminatory learning
environment for all students. It has come to ED’s attention that many transgender students
(i.e., students whose gender identity is different from the sex they were assigned at birth)
report feeling unsafe and experiencing verbal and physical harassment or assault in school, and
that these students may perform worse academically when they are harassed. School
administrators, educators, students, and parents are asking questions about how to support
transgender students and have requested clarity from ED.

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