February 27, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Tag: transgender

Legal experts refute gender privacy claims by ACLU, KNEA on parental notification

The Kansas chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Kansas chapter of the National Education Association (KNEA)…

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Kansas 4-H declines to answer questions about controversial transgender housing policy

Kansas State University Research and Extension is refusing to say whether a controversial transgender housing policy remains in effect. As…

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ACLU, KNEA tell schools to ignore Women’s Bill of Rights law

Just days before the “Women’s Bill of Rights” law goes into effect on July 1, the American Civil Liberties Union…

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SMSD dodges questions about transgender policy

The Shawnee Mission School District has declined to answer questions about its “Transgender Practices & FAQ,” a document obtained by…

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Records request backs up SMSD teacher’s complaints about DEI

The results of a Kansas Open Records Act request to the Shawnee Mission School District back up several of the…

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Eudora school leaders focus on bond issue vote; avoid reference to 2022 controversy

With veto-proof majorities, the Kansas House and Senate passed and sent to the governor’s desk Senate Substitute for House Bill…

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At least 3 KS school districts hide students’ transgender status from parents

Over 160 school districts nationwide, including three in Kansas, have policies to keep students’ transgender status a secret from their…

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USD 259: honoring parents’ wishes on student pronouns is discriminatory

The Wichita School district is declining to answer questions about a teacher training that says it is “discriminatory” for teachers…

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Derby Recreation Commission allows biological males in women’s locker room, even after used condom is found

The Derby Recreation Commission has refused to respond to questions about its transgender locker room policy, even after a used…

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Title IX does not cover gender identity, court rules

Title IX rules against gender-based discrimination do not include “gender identity,” according to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals sitting…

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Fed up with 4-H focus on DEI, local group forms an alternative

One family in Southeast Kansas took a hard look at what was happening in the 4-H program they’d been a…

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Gardner-Edgerton school board delays decision on transgender policy

Approval of a transgender policy on restrooms and other issues at Gardner-Edgerton USD 231 will be delayed for at least…

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Eudora superintendent, board president silence parents upset by transgender issue

USD 491 Eudora superintendent Stu Moeckel and school board president Mark Chrislip denied parents’ requests to address the board about…

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Federal Judge blocks Biden transgender rules from taking effect

In at least a temporary victory, a federal judge last week temporarily blocked a Biden administration rule forcing businesses and…

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Eudora girl forced to room with biological male on school-sponsored overseas trip

On a school trip to Costa Rica earlier this month, three female high school students in the Eudora school district…

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Geary County teacher Pamela Ricard wins partial victory in pronoun lawsuit

Geary County teacher Pamela Ricard has won an initial victory in her lawsuit against her school district’s pronoun policy. On…

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Masterson vows override efforts on PBR, fairness vetoes

Senate President Ty Masterson criticized Governor Laura Kelly’s vetoes of the Parents’ Bill of Rights, Fairness in Women’s Sports Act,…

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SMSD justifies transgender discussions with kindergarteners

A PTA meeting for Trailwood Elementary in the Shawnee Mision school district disclosed the district’s rationale for discussing transgender and…

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Kansas teacher suspended over preferred pronouns sues district

A long-time teacher in Fort Riley is suing her district after being reprimanded and suspended for refusing to use a…

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8th circuit court accepts appeal of religious freedom case

In what is at least a short-term victory, a lawsuit by the College of the Ozarks will move forward after…

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College of the Ozarks denied preliminary injunction, vows to fight on

A federal judge earlier this week denied a preliminary injunction that, unless overturned on appeal, could force the College of…

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Eagle: Schools Aren’t Buying More Transgender Books for 8-year-olds

A Wichita School District official made the very sound decision not to purchase additional copies of a recommended children’s book…

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