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ICCSD looks to improve LGBTQ student experiences

Sarah Bruch, director of the Social and Education Policy Research Program at the PPC, presents a policy brief on LGBTQ students' experiences to the Iowa City Community School Board on July 25, 2017. (Photo: Holly Hines, Iowa City Press-Citizen)

Data illustrating negative experiences among LGBTQ students at school are prompting the Iowa City Community School District to consider curriculum changes. 

District officials at Tuesday night's school board meeting discussed plans to create a task force that will look at addressing sexual orientation and gender-based disparities in students' experiences at school. The task force will consider recommendations from the University of Iowa Public Policy Center, which include integrating more LGBTQ-inclusive classroom material. 

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