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Barret breaks boundaries: Board member speaks about her journey

Liz Barret talks to students during PREP.

by Caroline Hobson and Gabby North

November 4, 2019

Frederick County Board of Education member Liz Barret came PREP to talk to the students about relationships, unexpected mentors, and how the people that came into her life helped her become the woman that she is today. The main points that she touched on throughout her presentation included not fitt...

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

A third option is necessary when selecting gender on school-related forms.

by Beau Cameron, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2019

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...

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