a 9 year old's parents approached school officials in haverford, pa to ask for the school's help in their child's transition from dressing as a boy to dressing as a girl. i'm not sure how i would deal with the issue. (or how i could see any school i've ever worked in dealing with it!). this school chose to have an assembly for all the students, explaining the situation and asking the children to refrain from using unkind words. apparently (and unsurprisingly) the kids are doing a better job of this than their parents are. kudos to the child's parents for taking a stand for their baby.
the article is definitely worth a read.