FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 8, 2014
CONTACT: Carolyn Laub
PHONE: 415.552.4229 ext. 100
Students and Families Optimistic That School Success and Opportunity Act (AB1266) Will Remain Law
Referendum Did Not Qualify on Raw Count and Now Moves to Full Count
Marin County Board of Education and Berkeley Unified School District Pass Resolutions Supporting the Implementation of the School Success and Opportunity Act (AB1266)
Local school boards and communities this week continued their progress towards implementing the School Success and Opportunity Act, which Governor Brown signed earlier this year. The new law, AB1266, restates existing anti-discrimination law to ensure that all students, including transgender students, have the opportunity to fully participate and succeed in schools.
Gay-Straight Alliance Network’s 9th annual Youth Empowerment Summit focuses on educational opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth
Today, Gay-Straight Alliance Network and members of its National Association, as listed below, issued this statement in support of restorative approaches to school discipline for the Dignity In Schools Campaign's National Week of Action on School Pushout.
(Manteca, CA) Manteca high school student Ashton Lee and his mother, Catherine Lee, filed a complaint this week with the California Attorney General’s Office asking for an investigation into an anti-LGBT group that has been operating illegally and claiming to be a tax-exempt organization to receive donations, when in fact its tax-exempt status was revoked by the Internal Revenue Service months ago.
As the start of another school year approaches, feelings of excitement and possibility are in the air. Parents and families are packing their little ones’ backpacks and sending them off to their first days of school. Middle school and high school students are reuniting with old classmates. Teachers, administrators, and other school staff have eagerly prepared for a year of successful learning. What brings all these groups together, what makes a school community great is the common desire to provide a safe and supportive environment that encourages high quality learning for students.
New audit of schools finds that while the majority of districts and schools have implemented some non-discrimination policies, a lack of leadership and evaluation hobbles enforcement, and California law not fully aligned with federal Department of Education nondiscrimination policy
An Open Letter in Support of 50th Anniversary of March on Washington
Over the past year, our community has celebrated tremendous wins in the fight for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality and justice.
SACRAMENTO—Today, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the historic School Success and Opportunity Act into law, ensuring transgender youth have the opportunity to fully participate and succeed in schools across the state. Assembly Bill 1266—which goes into effect on January 1, 2014—was authored by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano and passed the California State Senate and Assembly earlier this summer.