Schools would have to inform parents if a student requests to change their name or pronouns for any reason under the bill.
Critics worry the change could flood districts with unfounded complaints
Details are so far scarce on what “SYEP Pride” will look like, or what will define a safe and affirming workplace, but officials are hoping to reach “a few hundred” youth.
The changed version of the “don’t say gay” bill also now requires parent consent for pronoun changes.
The ACLU of Indiana has called for a rally at the statehouse to oppose the bill.
A Colorado Education Association member survey found teachers are worried about mass shootings and political interference. Staffing shortages feel worse than ever.
The Indiana bills are similar to a Florida law referred to as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.
Indiana bill would require teachers and schools to report student requests to change names, pronouns
Lawmakers don’t seem interested in revisiting last year’s battle over what students should learn about race and racism.
Schools in districts that endured book challenges in the 2021-22 year were less likely to have a title from a list of recently published LGBTQ books, according to the study.
These stories will take you inside the world of an exhausted social worker, a student working to come out of her shell, and a mother trying to help her son catch up.
Principals report more hostility among parents, students
Colorado is moving in the opposite direction of states under Republican control that are limiting how teachers can talk about race, gender, and sexuality.
Both candidates have received big donations from those who influence New York’s education world — helping to paint a clearer picture of who is hoping to have sway over school policy.
Education has featured prominently in Arizona, Michigan, and Wisconsin, three battleground states with tight races for governor.
More than 80% of LGBTQ students say they faced harassment or assault.
As signals of inclusivity fade or vanish, it is often students of color and LGBTQ young people who feel the effects most acutely.
Armed with prayers and sexually explicit passages, activists bring book wars to Michigan school board
Other parents say they trust librarians and teachers to determine what is appropriate for students
Harlem chemistry teacher Billy Green, who faced homelessness in his youth, was named New York state’s teacher of the year. Green often combines science and arts into his lessons.
Republican-led states oppose efforts to extend federal protections to trans students.
Through the Queer Memory Project of Northern Colorado, a CSU professor is helping K-12 teachers make LGBTQ history connections in their own backyards.
As Alabama imposes sweeping new restrictions on transgender youth, a support group offers space for community.
I never learned about Stonewall. It’s past time schools take queer history and culture seriously.
The full reach of the new laws won’t be known until fall. Already, many LGBTQ students feel under siege.
‘Un mensaje claro y fuerte’: Estudiantes LGBTQ protegidos contra discriminación, dicen reglas propuestas
Las reglas escolares aclaran que las protecciones de la ley de derechos civiles aplican a los estudiantes LGBTQ.
The failed resolution will likely be back before the Detroit school board in July
That’s one finding from the biennial Healthy Kids Colorado survey. The results point to the need for more support for LGBTQ+ youth.
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