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Transgender Youth and Health Disparity

Laurie and Ken have three children, one of whom is a transgender male. They knew early on that their child did not conform to his assigned gender, but weren’t sure how to address it. Read more

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Five Reasons Why Educators Should Care About Housing Policy (and Vice Versa)

Housing instability can lead to high student turnover at schools, which has implications far beyond the classroom setting. Read more

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Closer to the Finish Line

New guidance from the Office of Civil Rights in the US Department of Education now makes it clear that states, school districts, and schools must make education resources equally available to all students without regard to race, color, or national origin. Read more

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National Transportation Atlas

Multiple layers from the 2014 NTA have been incorporated into the Commons and these maps show how the data is useful to communities looking to make transportation decisions. Read more

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A Fair and Healthy Start

Every mother deserves to experience a healthy pregnancy and birth. However, for economically disadvantaged and minority women, poor birth outcomes are more prevalent. Read more

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