The New Gender Discussion in Schools

This week the Eau Claire Area School District (ECASD) gave preliminary consideration to a policy change to accommodate gender identity in its anti-discrimination policy, and will vote on the policy in April.

This comes as gender identity occupies a prominent place on the statewide stage, though Republican lawmakers failed to pass their measure to require students to use school bathrooms based on birth gender. Nationally, at least one municipality made the news in recent months when it proposed, then withdrew, a policy to make all public municipal restrooms gender-neutral.

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