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As instances of bullying in schools persist, educator preparation programs must equip teacher candidates with the knowledge and confidence to maintain safe, supportive, and inclusive environments for student learning. It is imperative for EPPs to integrate LGBTQ+ topics into their curriculum and prepare future teachers to examine and advocate for structures and practices that welcome gender non-conforming and LGBTQ+ youth and families.
Toolkit: Resources to Support LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Ed Prep & P-20 Schools
This Toolkit is a working list of resources for teacher educator, candidates, and practitioners to use when advocating for, and teaching about, LGBTQ+ inclusion.
In Full Support of LGBTQI+ and Women’s History Education Act of 2023 (H.R.4273)AACTE signs open support letter for legislation introduced by U.S. Reps. Torres, Balint Reintroduce promoting more inclusive education of LGBTQI+ and Women’s History.
Representation Matters: The Necessity of LGBTQ+ Content in Schools
Celebrating Trans/Nonbinary Educators
HRC’s Schools in Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools Schools In Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools is a first-of-its-kind resource providing a blueprint for safe, supportive and inclusive school environments for transgender youth.
LGBTQ+ Inclusive Position Statements and ResolutionsAs an HRC Project THRIVE Partner Organization, AACTE shares these exemplar statements and resolutions from some of its other health, education, and child welfare partner organizations.e
Resources for Schools In Response to CDC's Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey
HRC's Project THRIVE released an executive summary of key findings from HRC’s analysis of the CDC data and created a checklist for schools and youth-serving organizations to guide their efforts around creating safe and inclusive environments for LGBTQ youth.
Curricular Standards That Include LGBTQ+ Representation Promote Student Achievement And WellbeingThis paper offers a review of state legislation that amends curricular standards to include representation of LGBTQ+ people, persons with disabilities, people of color, and all marginalized communities in alignment with its core mission.
States’ Use of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to Advance LGBTQ+ EquityFindings of GLSEN’s comprehensive review of ESSA State Plans offers a roadmap for how state education agencies (SEAs) and local education agencies (LEAs) can leverage ESSA funding to advance equity for LGBTQ+ and other marginalized students.
Educational Gag Orders Target Speech about LGBTQ+ Identities With New Prohibitions and Punishments - PEN America
This article from PEN America explains how Educational Gag Orders are used to LGBTQ+ limit speech affirming LGBTQ+ student identities.
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