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October 30, 2019
I’m a trans educator who’s had to fight for my place in school. Here’s how you could help, and learn from, teachers like me.
"Trans educators are uniquely equipped to teach students about diversity and identity. But we also need support from our colleagues and school leaders."
November 16, 2018
Denver school board pledges to make sure LGBTQ students are ‘seen, accepted, and celebrated’
Denver Public Schools “will not allow our students, staff, and families to feel that they are being erased.”
words of advice
October 23, 2018
Here’s advice from a social worker on how schools can support transgender students right now
Soon after news broke that the Trump administration could further roll back civil rights protections for transgender students, one New York City teacher…
SEX IN THE CITY
March 21, 2017
Let’s talk about sex (education): NYC high school students weigh in on what they’re not learning in school
Half of the students who responded said they learned about sex from their friends, and 11 percent said they had not received information or had no one to ask about sex.
March 3, 2017
This New York City trans student has some advice for teachers — and Donald Trump
"For someone who’s trans, it’s the biggest thing you can do."
March 2, 2017
New York City updates guidelines designed to protect transgender students
But the new guidelines include "needlessly restrictive criteria for updating a student’s gender on permanent records," according to the NYCLU.
February 27, 2017
This Tennessee teacher spoke at a rally in support of trans students. Here’s what he wants lawmakers to know.
Tennesseans protest at the state Capitol in response to the Trump administration's decision to pull guidance on which bathrooms transgender students can use.
Week In Review
February 24, 2017
Betsy DeVos’s second week at the U.S. Education Department: What you need to know
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s second full week on the job was characterized by mixed messages.
'making american education great again'
February 23, 2017
Betsy DeVos, reportedly opposed to rolling back protections for transgender students, defends the changes
DeVos made the remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland.
Rolling Back Protections
Updated February 22, 2017
Colorado’s transgender students will still get to use the bathrooms they choose despite Trump’s order. Here’s why
Colorado students shouldn’t have to worry about new guidance from the Trump administration that rescinds federal protections for transgender students because of existing state law…
June 21, 2016
Transgender students struggle with mental health issues, survey shows
Results from the 2015 Health Kids Colorado Survey show that many transgender students face major mental health struggles.
May 16, 2016
After announcing plans for 12 school mergers, Fariña says to expect many more
Chancellor Carmen Fariña expects to consolidate a growing number of very small schools next year, which she has asked superintendents to identify, she told city…
voices of 'change'
February 12, 2015
Colorado LGBT high school students: validate us
Three LGBT Colorado high school students share their experiences.
respect for all
September 18, 2014
LGBT students get support from Fariña, but more is needed, advocates say
In the span of just a few months this year, the city's schools became more welcoming places for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, advocates and lawmakers said Wednesday. But the city could still do much more.
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