Tag: GLSEN

LGBTQ students need — and deserve — educational choice too

Sixteen-year-old Channing Smith of Tennessee killed himself after classmates circulated sexually explicit messages he exchanged with another boy. Fifteen-year-old Nigel Shelby of Alabama killed himself after peers bullied him over his sexual identity and school officials reportedly told him “being gay is a choice.” When 9-year-old James Myles of Colorado[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Teacher conduct, school closings, superintendents & more

Charter schools. A split Bay County School Board gives an extension to a financially troubled charter school. Panama City News Herald. Class size amendment. The Sarasota district utilizes more mixed-grade classrooms this year in an effort to comply. Sarasota Herald Tribune. School closings. Broward Superintendent Robert Runcie announces the district[Read More…]