3 Ways to Make Schools Safe for LGBTQ Students – Podcast Episode 189 | Classnotes Podcast 189
Classnotes Podcast (January 15, 2019). Most parents and caregivers would agree that all students should be provided with the same opportunity to learn, grow and succeed at school. As adults and leaders in our communities, we can work together with our classroom teachers and school administrators to ensure our students can learn free from fear and are protected from discrimination, harassment and bullying. LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning) students face particular challenges in our classrooms 85 percent report facing verbal harassment, more than one in four are physically harassed at school, and half are threatened by their classmates.
Michelle Martínez Vega, IDRA technology coordinator, and Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed., director of IDRA’s Texas Education CAFE Network project funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, discuss how parents can work with their schools to support LGBTQ students and their safety along the way. The IDRA EAC-South provides technical assistance and training to build capacity of local educators to serve their diverse student populations.
Show length: 12:11 min.
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Slides: Top 10 Ways to Make Schools Safer for LGBTQ Students, presented at the Annual IDRA La Semana del Niño Parent Institute, 2018
PFLAG Website: Top 10 Ways to Make Schools Safer for LGBTQ Students
Equity and Justice for LGBTQ Students – Teacher Responsibilities, by Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed., and Michelle Martínez Vega
Push Outs – Supporting LGBTQ Students Faced with Sexual & Gender Harassment, by Susan Shaffer and Phyllis Lerner
Examples of Policies and Emerging Practices for Supporting Transgender Students, U.S. Department of Education.
LGBTQ Issues in Education: Advancing a Research Agenda, by G. Wimberly, AERA
Title IX at 45: Advancing Opportunity through Equity Education, National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education
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