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Unequal opportunity

Sexuality | The federal government investigates transgender participation in high school sports
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 8/16/19, 04:36 pm

The U.S. Department of Education has launched an investigation into a Connecticut high school sports policy that allows athletes who identify as transgender to compete against the opposite biological sex.

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Parents exploit financial aid loophole

Education | The latest college admissions scandal costs taxpayers and needy students
by Mary Jackson
Posted 8/14/19, 03:36 pm

Some Chicago-area parents have been gaming the financial aid system to get scholarships for their children that should go to needy students. A recent investigation by ProPublica and The Wall Street Journal uncovered the technically legal but unethical practice of parents transferring custody of their college-bound children to friends and relatives who make less money. Coming on the heels of the college bribery admissions racket in which 19 wealthy parents face criminal charges, the Chicago scandal puts more pressure on the U.S.

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Clash of ideals in Kansas foster system

Family | State agency imposes transgender ideology on foster families
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 8/09/19, 04:46 pm

The child welfare agency in Kansas wants foster parents to affirm the gender identities of transgender children. But the move could significantly decrease the number of available families in a state with a record-high number of foster children.

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