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An Open Letter to FCPS: The necessity of adding a non-binary option on school-related forms

An Open Letter to FCPS: The necessity of adding a non-binary option on school-related forms

by Beau Cameron, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2019


Filed under Best of SNO, Opinion, Showcase

Dear FCPS: In 2019, the District of Columbia’s public school system will apply a third gender marker on their enrollment forms, allowing students to select “non-binary” rather than male or female when indicating the child’s gender. Almost all public school districts in Maryland and the D.C. region include gender identity as a protected class in their non-discrimina...

Trans rights are human rights: A rally at the BOE for trans protection in schools

Trans rights are human rights: A rally at the BOE for trans protection in schools

by Beau Cameron, Managing Editor

March 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Spring 2017

On March 8th, hundreds of students, teachers, and parents gathered outside the Board of Education for the first Frederick Transgender rights rally. Organized by James Vankuilenburg, transgender male and student president of Governor Thomas Johnson High School’s Gay Straight Alliance, the group addressed t...

FCPS testing refusal policy doesn’t change underlying problem with testing

FCPS testing refusal policy doesn’t change underlying problem with testing

by Emily Reed, Editor

September 28, 2016


Filed under Fall 2016, Opinion

Chances are that you have never heard of the new Frederick County Public Schools Board of Education policy on testing that was passed on August 24th, 2016. Unfortunately, Policy 511 will not bring about any major change to the status quo. The policy states that FCPS recognizes that a student, at the ...

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