Pending Supreme Court Case Could Affect All LGBTQ Educators, Students

The stakes are high: An adverse ruling would negatively affect educators and students across the country.  The U.S. Supreme Court is reviewing several circuit court cases that will decide whether LGBTQ employees — including all LGBTQ educators — are protected under federal law from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The stakes are … Continued

5 THINGS EDUCATORS ARE DOING TO SUPPORT LGBTQ RIGHTS NOW

Educators are on the leading edge of campaigns, initiatives and legislative efforts to create safe and affirming schools and support LGBTQ student rights. Below are summaries of some of the myriad ways educators are standing with LGBTQ students, and working to ensure they feel supported and welcome in our schools and communities.   1. Fostering … Continued

Facebook Live Panel Focuses on #MeToo at School

Some male elementary students in the Oakland Unified School District used to have a tradition they called “Slap Ass Fridays.”  It was so pervasive, according to a 4th-grade girl at one Oakland school, that she and all her friends would stand with their backs against a wall every recess and lunch period in order to … Continued

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