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How to Tell a Different LGBTQ Story in Schools (Q&A)

Researchers are using storytelling to expand how students talk about sexuality and gender, explains Jen Gilbert. (September 4, 2018)

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A scant majority of 51 percent say students should be able to use the restroom that corresponds to their gender identity in an Education Week national survey of local educators.

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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' office for civil rights is reversing itself on several key changes to how it investigates civil rights claims that had infuriated the civil rights community.
November 28, 2018 – Education Week
The Trump administration's move to narrowly define gender according to sex assigned at birth could impact transgender students and schools' policies with respect to their rights.
October 31, 2018 – Education Week
The Education Department's office for civil rights will investigate whether a Georgia elementary school's policy for transgender students contributed to the alleged assault of a girl.
October 10, 2018 – Education Week
Researchers are using storytelling to expand how students talk about sexuality and gender, explains Jen Gilbert.
September 5, 2018 – Education Week
The former U.S. secretary of education discusses the department’s current approach to guns in schools, transgender students, zero-tolerance discipline, and more.
September 12, 2018 – Education Week
Two recent federal court rulings add to the growing body of decisions finding legal protections for transgender students in federal antidiscrimination law.
June 6, 2018 – Education Week
A scant majority of 51 percent say students should be able to use the restroom that corresponds to their gender identity in an Education Week national survey of local educators.
December 13, 2017 – Education Week
Schools might claim to have an inclusive environment for all students, but that’s often far from the truth, writes opinion contributor Peter DeWitt.
September 21, 2017 – Education Week
A pair of Massachusetts educators are chipping away at the nearly total absence of context for LGBT individuals in the K-12 curriculum.
September 6, 2017 – Education Week
California broke ground by requiring schools to teach about the contributions of LGBT people, but it’s been slow-going ever since.
September 6, 2017 – Education Week

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