A hearing to delay the implementation of new Title IX rules was held in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas this morning. The hearing arises out of the lawsuit brought by Carroll Independent School District (ISD) against the U.S. Department of Education and Secretary Miguel Cardona for the implementation of new rules under Title IX that seek to protect the “gender identity” of a student from discrimination. view article arw

It took one cancer patient 15 years ago to convince Barbara Chapman that the model of mental health treatment needed some serious work. It was 2009, and she was an advanced practice nurse working in a Dallas primary care practice when she met a female patient diagnosed with breast and lung cancer. The same woman had also been diagnosed with schizophrenia. The woman didn’t have health insurance, but Chapman was determined to help her navigate the medical system for both cancer and mental health treatment. After several weeks, Chapman was able to find a place that would treat her physical and mental illnesses. “I made a promise to her that I would do everything in my power to make sure nobody had to go through that again,” Chapman said. view article arw