Baltimore schools draft stronger policy to protect transgender students

February 25, 2019 | The Baltimore Sun

Acknowledging the growing visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming students, Maryland education officials issued guidelines four years ago suggesting how school districts could provide safe spaces for these students who often face harassment and violence in school.

The guidelines recommend simple steps such as modifying school forms to allow students to self-identify their preferred names and pronouns, and having teachers ask students privately how they want to be addressed in class.

Now, Baltimore is poised to take those protections a step further.

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