Administrative Advocacy

Nonbinary Inclusion in the EDFacts Submission System

GLSEN urged the U.S. Department of Education (USED) to allow for a nonbinary gender category to be used when schools report data on students’ genders through the EDFacts Submission System (see 87 Federal Register §60).

EDFacts is a critical source of data on student educational outcomes that supports education policy, planning, and budget decision-making. EDFacts also provide data that the USED Office of Civil Rights uses to enforce nondiscrimination protections.