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Federal Judge in Texas Temporarily Blocks Transgender Guidelines

/ August 22, 2016 / Education
A Texas federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction, or a temporary block on federal guidelines that would have required schools in Texas and 11 other states to allow some students access to the bathrooms and locker rooms of the opposite sex. Jonathan Saenz, President and Attorney of Texas Values, released the following statement: “When.
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3 FAQs About Schools, Nondiscrimination and Bathrooms

/ August 12, 2016 / Education
Omaha Public School’s recent announcement that they are considering adding gender identity and gender expression to their nondiscrimination policy has raised several questions: … What do the Federal Guidelines released by President Obama mean for schools? What do Title IX and Nebraska law actually require of schools? How are the courts ruling on cases regarding.
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ACTION ALERT: Ask OPS to Protect Student Privacy and Safety

/ July 27, 2016 / Action Alert
UPDATE: This article was originally published stating that the next board meeting was August 1st. That was an error. The next meeting is August 15th. We apologize for any confusion! Omaha Public Schools have proposed adding gender identity and gender expression to their Elimination of Discrimination policy. Though the board has suggested they want to make.
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BREAKING NEWS: NSAA Rejects Common-Sense Proposal

/ April 8, 2016 / Education
Nebraska Family Alliance Responds to NSAA Representative Assembly Vote LINCOLN – Nebraska Family Alliance is disappointed the NSAA Representative Assembly rejected the ‘Sex-At-Birth’ bylaw. This proposal was a common sense measure designed to preserve fairness in athletics and ensure the privacy and safety of all Nebraska students. The NSAA has ignored the leadership of their.
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ACTION ALERT: Ask NSAA to Protect Student Privacy and Safety

/ March 31, 2016 / Action Alert
The Nebraska School Activities Association’s Board of Directors has adopted a policy that allows students, under certain circumstances, to participate in athletics and activities without regard to biological sex. This policy creates confusion among young people concerning human sexuality, is detrimental to students who experience gender dysphoria, violates the rights of all students, and establishes a dangerous.
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Understanding Gender Identity: Tools for Informed Conversation

/ March 2, 2016 / Education
The Nebraska School Activities Association’s Board of Directors has adopted a transgender student participation policy that applies to all NSAA member schools, including public and private schools. NSAA member schools will be voting on a proposal that could override that policy on April 8, 2016. Given the importance of the NSAA policy for high school students.
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Omaha Public Schools Updated Sex-Ed Curriculum Includes Controversial Topics

/ January 21, 2016 / Comprehensive Sex Education
Omaha Public Schools (OPS) Board of Education meeting, board members voted nearly unanimously to update the curriculum of Human Growth and Development (HGD), the OPS sex-education class. The changes are controversial enough that the Omaha World Herald placed it on the front page of today’s paper. The article begins: Tackling an issue that has resisted.
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NFA Response to Today’s NSAA Vote

/ January 14, 2016 / Education
Today the NSAA State Board of Directors ignored the leadership taken by the NSAA districts to move a policy forward that would require students participate in athletics and activities based on their sex identified at birth. In light of the leadership taken by the districts to address this issue in a way that reflects the.
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Omaha Public Schools: Opt Out isn’t the Solution

/ October 29, 2015 / Education
Omaha Public Schools is currently exploring expanded curriculum standards for it’s sex-education and wellness class, Human Growth and Development. The new standards have caused an outcry among concerned parents in the community. Supporters of the changes often point to Opt Out as an easy solution. But using Opt Out as a compromise for implementing new standards.