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Summary Jasmine D., a pseudonym, is a 21-year-old student in Birmingham, Alabama, who was recently treated for chlamydia, a common sexually transmitted infection (STI). It is preventable and treatable. Left untreated though, it can lead to serious…
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 Since 2011, violence in Syria has forcibly displaced at least 1.6 million school-age children to other countries in the region. Before the conflict, more than 90 percent of Syrian children attended primary school and 70 percent…
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On March 20, Utah officially repealed an anachronistic provision of state law that prohibited the "advocacy of homosexuality" in public schools.  
 
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In a major victory for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students, Utah has repealed its “no promo homo” law restricting discussions of homosexuality in schools.
 On Monday, Governor Gary Herbert signed SB 196, revising a state law…
Josh Greer, a student who has been the target of bullying and discrimination in school, writes in his journal in his bedroom in Cache Country, UT, October 2016.
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Lawmakers in South Dakota have withdrawn a discriminatory bill that would have barred transgender students from using locker rooms consistent with their gender identity.
 The Senate Education Committee was scheduled to hear testimony on the bill, SB…
The South Dakota State Capitol building in Pierre, South Dakota, February 2016.
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Yesterday, South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard pledged to veto a discriminatory bill that would restrict transgender students from accessing locker rooms and facilities that match their gender identity.
 The bill, SB 115, was introduced this week…
The South Dakota State Capitol building in Pierre, South Dakota, February 2016.
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Over the past year, I’ve traveled around the United States interviewing students, teachers, and administrators about the issues that LGBT people face in schools.
 
 The stories I heard were sobering. Despite some progress in laws and attitudes,…
Josh Greer, a student who has been the target of bullying and discrimination in school, writes in his journal in his bedroom in Cache Country, UT, October 2016.
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Ellen A. just wanted to be a good teacher. But she felt she couldn’t help all of her students.
 It was fear that stopped her. Fear of discovery, fear of being fired. It stopped her from being herself day in and day out.
 Ellen, who is in her 50s…
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On Friday, the United States Supreme Court announced it will hear a case in its upcoming term that could help secure the rights of transgender students in schools.
 
 At the center of the case is Gavin Grimm, a 17-year-old transgender boy in…
U.S. Supreme Court is seen in Washington, U.S., October 3, 2016.
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(New York) – Many schools in the United States are putting the safety and health of transgender students at risk by barring them from bathrooms, locker rooms, and other facilities matching their gender identity, Human Rights Watch said in a report…
Students hold stickers about to be placed on a new all-gender bathroom as members of the cheer squad applaud at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle, WA on May 17, 2016.
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Today, September 1st, will be an exciting first day of school for most Serbian children. But for many children with disabilities, it will be just one more day without a chance to learn, make friends, and interact with peers and teachers.
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A living room in Veternik Institution where children and adults with disabilities spend most of their days. There are no toys, education materials, or carpets on the floor. The only available source of stimulation is a TV attached to the wall.
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 On Friday, the Obama Administration made headlines when the Department of Education and Department of Justice issued guidance explaining how public schools should respect the rights of transgender students. 
 
 The federal guidance has…
A sign protesting a recently introduced North Carolina law restricting bathroom access for transgender people, in Durham, North Carolina.
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The American Civil Liberties Union recently released footage of an 8-year-old student in Kenton County, Kentucky, shackled and crying in pain. In the video, the third-grader (named only “SR”), is restrained by a pair of handcuffs around his biceps,…
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Children working on tobacco farms in the United States are exposed to nicotine, toxic pesticides, and other dangers. While US law prohibits the sale of tobacco products to children, children can legally work on tobacco farms in the US. The world’s…
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 Raised on the Registry
 
 The Irreparable Harm of

 Placing Children on Sex Offender Registries in the US
 
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 A Policy Based on a Misconception
 Long-Term Impact on Youth…
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When I went to college, I chose a highly regarded university with a strong tradition as a Jesuit institution. I was pleased with my undergraduate education at Boston College, but I still lament that my alma mater denies students access to contraceptive…