Legislators and LGBT Organizations Question School Districts' Compliance with Anti-Bullying Laws in California Schools
UPDATE: Audit request approved in 9-4 bipartisan vote by Joint Legislative Audit Committee.
California lawmakers plan to request a state audit on how schools and local education agencies apply anti-bullying and harassment laws in response to recent incidents in which students were targeted for their sexual orientation.
SACRAMENTO.- Los distritos escolares de California se encuentran en distintas etapas de la implementación de una ley que obliga desde enero de este año a las escuelas públicas de California a enseñar a los estudiantes en las clases de ciencias sociales, la historia y aportaciones de la comunidad gay, lésbica, transexual y bisexual (LGBT).
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Youth Activists from 25 States Gather in Louisville, KY to Advance National Gay-Straight Alliance Movement
The 7th annual National Gathering of Gay-Straight Alliance Networks will focus on ending bullying and creating safe schools for all students
The "It Gets Better" campaign may get all a lot of press when it comes to encouraging queer teens to hang in there in the face of bullying and fear, and not succumb to depression. But there's an amazing organization that, for the past 14 years, has been working to empower teens to make it better right now.
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
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth empowerment groups and racial justice advocates today issued a white paper calling for education policymakers to reconsider harsh disciplinary responses to bullying.
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. Not only did LGBTQ students feel safer, but they also performed better academically and felt more connected to the school, their teachers, and their future.
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.