Advocates Take Up Fight to Track Bullying of LGBT Youth

Eliza Byard remembers when she found out her years of working with the Department of Education had finally paid off. As the executive director of GLSEN, a group that advocates for LGBTQ youth in K-12 schools across the nation, she’d been working for the better part of a decade to have the agency count incidents of bullying based on students’ sexual orientation or gender identity in its annual civil rights reporting. 

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Dems Claim Interference in Ed Dept Internal Probe

Democratic lawmakers sent a letter Tuesday to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos demanding an explanation for last month’s flip-flop of her department’s internal investigation leadership, claiming they have evidence of interference in an independent probe over the reinstatement of an accrediting agency.

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Chicago Schools Sue Feds for Pulling $4M Grant

Chicago’s school board claims in court that the U.S. Department of Education and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos revoked $4 million in grant money based on incomplete investigations into the school district’s handling of sexual harassment and assault reports. 

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