Don’t say ‘boys and girls’ in the classroom, school district says

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A school district in Lincoln, Neb. decided a good way to promote gender inclusiveness is to stop using gendered expressions.

In other words, don’t say “boys and girls.”

According to, a 12 step handout encouraged teachers to use phrases like, “calling all readers” or “hey, campers.” added a classroom name could be used, like “purple penguins.”

Teachers were also advised to avoid using the word “normal” to define any behaviors.