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

New Dream Bill Opens Pathway to Citizenship for 37,000 Educators

Some 37,000 teachers and teaching assistants working in public schools could gain a pathway to citizenship under two bills pending in the U.S. Senate. Take Action › Tell Congress: Pass the Dream Act Now! CLICK HERE › The legislation, S. 874 and S. 879, provide a pathway to citizenship—and certainty—for Dreamers brought to this country … Continued

School Climate Surveys Help Schools Develop LGBTQ Policies

With hate crimes on the rise across the country since Election Day 2016, the collective data from a decade of National School Climate Surveys has allowed LGBTQ student voices to be instrumental in guiding educators, administrators and policy makers in shaping LGBTQ policies. By providing a picture of the challenges and opportunities in states, they have … 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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