By Steve Rackett on November 22, 2017
Marcela Betancur is director of the RI New Leaders Council, vice-president of the RI Latino Political Action Committee and a policy associate with the ACLU. She was raised in Colombia and moved to Rhode Island when she was 12. She graduated from Rhode Island College with a BA degree in political science and public administration […]
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By Steve Ahlquist on October 4, 2017
Education Commissioner Ken Wagner announced his commitment to require all school districts in the state to adopt comprehensive policies affirming the civil rights of transgender and gender non-conforming students.
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RI school superintendents called on to ‘forcefully and publicly reaffirm’ transgender student rights
By Steve Ahlquist on February 27, 2017
“Transgender students are protected by the Constitution and Title IX’s prohibition on discrimination on the basis of sex, including when using restrooms and other school facilities. The federal laws that are used to protect transgender students have not changed, and school districts across the country must still comply with them.”
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By Steve Ahlquist on March 9, 2016
The Concerned Alumni of Mount Saint Charles Academy have been invited by school’s president, Herve Richer, to discuss possible solutions to the problem of accommodating tans students. They also report that the language regarding the non-admission of trans students has been omitted from the school’s website.
By Bob Plain on March 6, 2016
YouthPride reached out to Mount Saint Charles Academy in Woonoskcet “to offer information and professional development on best practices for supporting transgender students.”
By Steve Ahlquist on March 5, 2016
Organizers AJ Metthe and Anthony Maselli scheduled the event to coincide with MSCA’s entrance exam for prospective students. Parents and children considering the school would be made very aware of the exclusionary policy.
By Steve Ahlquist on March 4, 2016
The policy was put in place for the simple reason that Mount Saint Charles feels that its facilities do not presently provide the school with the ability to accommodate transgender students.
By Steve Ahlquist on March 4, 2016
If you’re reading about the policy at Mount Saint Charles Academy that’s banning trans students from attending their school and feeling angry or sad because there’s nothing you can do to combat this bigotry, well, feel better, because I’ve got some ideas.
From the Great Eight Award to “unable to make accommodations” : A response to Mount St. Charles’ policy on transgender students
By Dante Tavolaro on March 4, 2016
Today, when I learned that Mount St. Charles no longer accepts Transgender students the foundation of who I am, the foundation built at Mount St. Charles, shattered.
It shattered because I am a Mountie, and I am Transgender.