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School bans boy from using My Little Pony bag because it’s a “trigger for bullying”

TweetThis story is totally enraging. It’s almost funny but it’s heart-breaking. It’s the story about a school which overtly sanctions bullying and punishes the student who gets bullied; a school which condones violence but prohibits the use of a My Little Pony bag. It’s a story of official and institutionalized victim-blaming, gender-policing, cowardice and cruelty. [...]
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The next Prop 8? Opponents submit signatures to repeal transgender students’ rights in CA

TweetIn August, California passed a law to protect public school student’s rights to participate in activities like sports and use facilities based on their gender identity. This is an important and groundbreaking step to make sure trans and gender non-conforming students have full access to the public education that is there right. So of course [...]
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Chicago public schools to incorporate sex education into kindergarten curricula

TweetAs a Chicago native and product of Chicago Public Schools (CPS), I was extremely proud to hear that amidst all of the epic fails that is CPS, this fall they are incorporating sex education into their kindergarten curricula! For 30 minutes per month, which is not enough time in my humble opinion, kindergartens will engage [...]
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New Study: Sexual harassment prevalent in grades 7 to 12

TweetThe New York Times reports: Nearly half of 7th to 12th graders experienced sexual harassment in the last school year, according to a study scheduled for release on Monday, with 87 percent of those who have been harassed reporting negative effects such as absenteeism, poor sleep and stomachaches. On its survey of a nationally representative [...]
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Arkansas School Board Member: “The only way im wearin (purple)…is if they all commit suicide”

Originally posted in Community Blog

TweetTwo news items from yesterday: 1) The Department of Education sent out a letter to schools that “clarifies the relationship between bullying and discriminatory harassment,” observing that since homophobic bullying is gender-based, it violates the law, and schools must address and prevent it. 2) A school board official in Arkansas (Clint McCance) declared on Facebook that wearing [...]
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