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GSA Network lauds President Obama's young men of color initiative

Today, President Obama announced the launch of "My Brother's Keeper," an initiative to support young men of color and ensure all youth in this country have a chance to succeed.

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Attempt to Repeal the School Success and Opportunity Act Fails

(San Francisco, CA, February 24, 2014)—Today, the effort to repeal the School Success and Opportunity Act—California’s new law ensuring that all children have opportunities to do well in school—failed to qualify for the ballot.

The law—also known as Assembly Bill 1266—went into effect on January 1st, ensuring that schools have the guidance they need to make sure all students, including those who are transgender, have the opportunity to do well in school and graduate.

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New Model Policy For the School Success and Opportunity Act Helps Schools Support All Students

(San Francisco, CA, February 13, 2014)—Today, the Support All Students campaign—including a broad coalition of nearly 100 state and national organizations backing California’s law that ensures all schoolchildren have a fair chance to do well—applauds the California School Boards Association’s (CSBA) new model policy to help districts comply with the law.

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Students and Families Optimistic That School Success and Opportunity Act (AB1266) Will Remain Law


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

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Referendum did not qualify on raw count, moves on

Senator Lara Introduces Legislation to Improve Safety and Prevent Bullying in California Schools

CONTACT: Jesse Melgar, Equality California
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CONTACT: Cameron Valderrama, Senator Lara's Office
PHONE: 916.651.4033 EMAIL
Senator Lara Introduces Legislation to Improve Safety and Prevent Bullying in California Schools
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Proposed bill addresses shortfalls in existing law

Bay Area Education Leaders Support the School Success and Opportunity Act

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.

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LGBT Youth Conference Prepares Hundreds of Students to Change their Schools

Gay-Straight Alliance Network’s 9th annual Youth Empowerment Summit focuses on educational opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth

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GSA Network Statement in Support of Restorative Approaches to School Discipline

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.

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High School Student Files Complaint Against Fringe Anti-LGBT Group for Operating Illegally

(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.

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An Open Letter to School Districts to Address Transgender Student Rights

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.

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