Schools offer lessons on accommodating transgender students

In this photo taken May 13, 2016, Lincoln High School principal Peyton Chapman poses for a photo in the halls of the school in Portland, Ore., Friday, May 13, 2016. Chapman recalls the “challenging times” about seven years when a transgender student who identified as female transferred there after being bullied at her previous school. The student made the cheerleading squad and “bathroom and locker rooms became an immediate issue with the cheerleading parents,” she said. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — From locker rooms and sex education classes to dress codes and overnight field trips, many U.S. public schools already are balancing the civil rights of transgender students with any concerns that classmates, parents and community members might have.

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