Gay Straight Alliance, Racial Justice, and Education Advocates Call for an End to Criminalization of Bullying;
Twitter Town Hall, #bullychat, at 7 pm EST on Tuesday, June 26
A new study released last week by the Gay-Straight Alliance Network and the California Safe Schools Coalition (CSSC) examines the impact of LGBTQ-inclusive curricula on school climate. The results confirm that not only do inclusive curricula foster a safer environment, but the effect is amplified if the messages are supportive as opposed to “neutral/mixed” or not supportive.
A report released this week by Gay-Straight Alliance Network and the California Safe Schools Coalition (CSSC) provides new insight into the impact on individual students and school climate as a whole when different class lessons include lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people and issues.
While many students sign yearbooks and trade digits and Twitter handles as school closes, Secretary Arne Duncan began June on assignment: using student input to expand Department efforts to help eliminate bullying against the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) student community.
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June 5, 2012
Bottle-blond bangs swept over one eye — this, the other boys whispered, was not a man's haircut. One of them — a popular, handsome specimen — grew particularly incensed at his classmate's new look. He formed a posse and found a pair of scissors. After locating the blond boy, the gang tackled him. The boy screamed for help, but none came.
San Francisco, May 21, 2012 – eQuality Scholarship Collaborative has announced the recipients of its 2012 scholarships, presented at the 23rd Annual Awards Dinner held Friday at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco.
Last month an Indianapolis teenager named Darnell "Dynasty" Young brought a stun gun to his high school and fired it into the air.
On Tuesday Young was expelled. Problem solved. He got what he deserved, right?
Indianapolis Public Schools' decision to expel a 17-year-old Tech High School student who brought a stun gun to school to scare away bullies has raised questions about whether the district takes bullying seriously.
Several groups who advocate for equal rights have come to the defense of an Indianapolis teenager expelled for firing a stun gun in school.