transgender http://ripr.org en More on the Story of Openly Transgender Student Hannah Rini http://ripr.org/post/more-story-openly-transgender-student-hannah-rini <p>Transgender issues have been the the news quite a bit lately, following the announcement from Bradley Manning, the army private who leaked documents to WikiLeaks, that she is transgender and will now be living as Chelsea Manning.</p><p>Rhode Island Public Radio's education reporter Elisabeth Harrison speaks with All Things Considered Host Dave Fallon about a Pawtucket student she profiled, who has been openly transgender for a year now.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Hanna Rini, who is 12, started junior high school this week.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 13:32:07 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison & Dave Fallon 20898 at http://ripr.org More on the Story of Openly Transgender Student Hannah Rini Starting Junior High as a Transgender Student http://ripr.org/post/starting-junior-high-transgender-student <p>It’s back to school season in Rhode Island. There’s an ever so subtle hint of fall in the air and schools around the state are opening their doors again for students after the long summer break.</p><p>With the first day of school comes that familiar mix of nerves and excitement. Will my friends be the same?&nbsp; What new people will I meet? Will I like my teachers? And perhaps no start of school is quite as nerve-wracking as the first day of junior high.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 12:38:32 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 20819 at http://ripr.org Starting Junior High as a Transgender Student