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School & District Management Q&A 'Decide You're in the Right Room': A Female Superintendent's Path to the Top Job
Kelly May-Vollmar has a unique vantage point as a female superintendent with a deep background in educational technology.
Kevin Bushweller, July 11, 2022
6 min read
State Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, discusses his proposed measure to provide legal refuge to displaced transgender youth and their families during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., March 17, 2022. Democratic lawmakers in more than a dozen states are following California’s lead in seeking to offer legal refuge to displaced transgender youth and their families. The coordinated effort being announced Tuesday, May 3, by the LGBTQ Victory Institute and other advocates comes in response to recent actions taken in conservative states.
State Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, discusses his proposed measure to provide legal refuge to displaced transgender youth and their families during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., March 17, 2022. Democratic lawmakers in more than a dozen states are following California’s lead in seeking to offer legal refuge to displaced transgender youth and their families. The coordinated effort being announced Tuesday, May 3, by the LGBTQ Victory Institute and other advocates comes in response to recent actions taken in conservative states.
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Equity & Diversity Opinion How to Challenge Normative Gender Culture to Support All Students
Teachers can play key roles in helping support LGBTQ and other students facing gender discrimination.
Larry Ferlazzo, July 11, 2022
1 min read
Monique Lopes, 16, far left, dresses with unidentified football players at Pepin High School prior to practice Monday, Sept. 27, 1999, in Pepin, Wis.
High school girls get ready for football practice at Pepin High School in Pepin, Wis., in a 1999 photo.
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Equity & Diversity 5 Ways Title IX Transformed School Sports (and More)
On the 50th anniversary of the historic civil rights law, here are five ways it transformed sports and schooling and still does.
Apoorvaa Mandar Bichu, June 22, 2022
4 min read
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Law & Courts A Charter School Made Girls Wear Skirts to Promote 'Chivalry.' An Appeals Court Says No
A federal appeals court said the charter school's policy violates the Constitution and that Title IX applies to dress codes.
Mark Walsh, June 15, 2022
4 min read
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Student Well-Being Opinion Depending on Gender, Students Talk About Their Abilities Differently
When it comes to math and science, teachers should be aware that students are biased in how they talk about their own work.
Judd Kessler, June 8, 2022
2 min read
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States Opinion Searching for Common Ground: The Parental-Rights Bill, aka the 'Don’t Say Gay’ Bill
Rick and USC dean Pedro Noguera discuss Florida's law curbing gender and sexuality talk and its impact on students, teachers, and parents.
Rick Hess, May 12, 2022
6 min read
Susana Cordova, former superintendent for Denver Public Schools.
Susana Cordova is deputy superintendent of the Dallas Independent School District and former superintendent for Denver Public Schools.
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School & District Management Women Get Overlooked for the Superintendent's Job. How That Can Change
Three female superintendents spell out concrete solutions from their own experience.
Libby Stanford, May 11, 2022
4 min read
Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson arrives to meet with Sen. Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn., in his office on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, March 29, 2022, in Washington.
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson arrives to meet with Sen. Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn., in his office on Capitol Hill on March 29.
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Law & Courts Ketanji Brown Jackson Proved Lightning Rod for Republicans on Education Issues
Jackson, confirmed in a 53-47 Senate vote, was the subject of GOP members' hot-button school concerns.
Mark Walsh, April 6, 2022
4 min read
Kara Klever holds a sign in protest in the hall outside of the Blue Room as Governor Kevin Stitt signs a bill into law that prevents transgender girls and women from competing on female sports teams at the Capitol Wednesday, March 30, 2022 in Oklahoma City, Oka. The bill, which easily passed the Republican-led House and Senate mostly along party lines, took effect immediately with the governor's signature. It applies to female sports teams in both high school and college.
Kara Klever holds a sign in protest as Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signs a bill into law that prevents transgender girls and women from competing on female sports teams.
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States Beyond 'Don't Say Gay': Other States Seek to Limit LGBTQ Youth, Teaching
Legislators want to ban lessons on LGBTQ communities and require teachers to tell parents when students want their pronouns changed.
Stephen Sawchuk, April 6, 2022
9 min read
Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson speaks before the Senate Judiciary Committee as she attends the third day of her confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Wednesday, March 23, 2022.
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson speaks before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the third day of her confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill.
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Law & Courts Ketanji Brown Jackson Is Put on Republican Hot-Seat Over Gender, Critical Race Theory
The Supreme Court nominee is grilled by Republicans and praised by Democrats at her Senate confirmation hearing.
Mark Walsh, March 23, 2022
6 min read
Demonstrators protest inside the Florida State Capitol as lawmakers acted on a bill to forbid discussions of sexual orientation and gender identity in schools.
Demonstrators protest inside the Florida State Capitol as lawmakers acted on a bill to forbid discussions of sexual orientation and gender identity in schools.
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Equity & Diversity Here's What Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' and Anti-'Woke' Bills Actually Say
Two controversial bills involving instruction on issues including race and sexuality have been widely publicized and often mischaracterized.
Eesha Pendharkar, March 18, 2022
4 min read
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School & District Management The Current State of the Superintendency: 4 Things to Know
School districts risk losing existing superintendent talent and bypassing promising future leaders. Here are some key reasons why.
Stephen Sawchuk, March 11, 2022
4 min read
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Recruitment & Retention Why Aren't There More Women Superintendents?
As turnover rises, researchers say slow progress towards gender parity in the top job is at risk.
Stephen Sawchuk, March 10, 2022
10 min read
Equity & Diversity Spotlight Spotlight on Inclusivity
This Spotlight will help you identify inclusion gaps, evaluate what it takes to create a healthy school environment, and more.
February 22, 2022