LGBTQ

This Oct. 4, 2018, photo shows the U.S. Supreme Court at sunset in Washington. The Supreme Court has declined to take up an appeal from parents in Oregon who want to prevent transgender students from using locker rooms and bathrooms matching their gender identity.
Parents in Oregon were rebuffed in their appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in a case challenging transgender students' use of locker rooms and bathrooms of the gender with which they identify.
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Law & Courts High Court Declines Challenge to District Policy Protecting Transgender Students
The case was brought by those objecting to letting transgender students use restrooms and other facilities matching their gender identity.
Mark Walsh, December 15, 2020
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School Climate & Safety Letter to the Editor Invisibility to Inclusivity for LGBTQ Students
To the Editor:
I read with interest “The Essential Traits of a Positive School Climate” (Special Report: “Getting School Climate Right: A Guide for Principals,” Oct. 14, 2020). The EdWeek Research Center survey of principals and teachers provides interesting insight as to why there are still school climate issues for LGBTQ students.
November 17, 2020
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Law & Courts Opinion Teacher: I Was Fired for Being Gay. Now It Can't Happen to Anyone Else
The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling was a victory, but it doesn’t take away the hurt of losing my students in a cold February, writes Brett Bigham.
Brett Bigham, June 23, 2020
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Law & Courts Video How the Supreme Court’s LGBTQ Ruling Impacts Education
The Supreme Court issued an important decision on LGBTQ rights in the workplace this week. Here’s how that decision could impact education.
Emma Patti Harris, June 17, 2020
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Law & Courts Supreme Court Rules Job Discrimination Law Shields LGBTQ Workers
The sweeping 6-3 civil rights ruling has implications for school districts as employers as well as for continuing legal battles over the rights of transgender students.
Mark Walsh, June 15, 2020
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Students play cards at Sunset High School in Dallas, where teachers weave social-emotional lessons into instruction and other activities.
Students play cards at Sunset High School in Dallas, where teachers weave social-emotional lessons into instruction and other activities.
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Equity & Diversity Striving for a High School Where No One Feels Alone
Many educators see social-emotional learning as best suited for early grades, but a Dallas high school is going against the grain to make teaching SEL skills a priority.
Arianna Prothero, April 7, 2020
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School Choice & Charters LGBTQ Issues Roil Florida School-Choice Debate
As lawmakers weigh expansion of the state’s voucher and tax-credit scholarship programs, some renew a push for anti-discrimination protection for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students.
Evie Blad, March 3, 2020
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Families & the Community Video A Father Takes on a Charter Network for His Transgender Daughter
When a school’s policies clashed with the needs of the daughter he wanted to enroll, an Arizona dad fought to overturn them.
Brooke Saias, February 28, 2020
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Equity & Diversity Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed
A collection of news stories you may have missed.
February 25, 2020
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Josh Thompson teaches in Virginia, a state with no law against employment discrimination for LGBTQ workers.
Josh Thompson teaches in Virginia, a state with no law against employment discrimination for LGBTQ workers.
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Law & Courts LGBTQ Teachers Await Decision on Discrimination Protections
LGBTQ teachers are waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether the federal civil rights law guarantees them nationwide protection from workplace discrimination.
Madeline Will, January 14, 2020
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Law & Courts Supreme Court Hears Three Cases on Rights Of LGBT Employees
On the first week of its new term, the U.S. Supreme Court held two hours of intense arguments about whether the main federal job-discrimination law protects gay, lesbian, and transgender employees.
Mark Walsh, October 22, 2019
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Teaching Profession Opinion 10 Tips for Building a More LGBTQ-Inclusive Classroom
Don't assume talking about LGBTQ issues has to involve talking about sex, and other important lessons from teachers.
Joe English, October 10, 2019
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Equity & Diversity Letter to the Editor Don't Neglect LGBTQ Students
To the Editor:
Sabia Prescott's opinion essay questions whether schools are doing enough for LGBTQ students. The answer is no ("What Teachers Need to Know to Do Right by Queer Students," July 21, 2019).
August 27, 2019
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Curriculum Commentary What Teachers Need to Know to Do Right by Queer Students
Students deserve an LGBTQ-inclusive education, but many educators don’t know where to start, writes Sabia Prescott.
Sabia Prescott, June 21, 2019
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