Lesbian teacher suing LAUSD for $12 million over discrimination
A former LA Unified teacher is suing the district for $12 million, claiming it failed to protect her from abuse, harassment and discrimination because she is a lesbian. Cathy Figel taught physical education at Marina del Rey Middle School for 13 years and claims to have endured anti-gay language, anti-gay graffiti scrawled in her work area; exclusion from...
By Craig Clough | November 13, 2015
New report offers school districts guidelines for transgender students
Five national organizations this week released a first-of-its kind guidebook for school districts on how to navigate common issues that arise with educating transgender students. The report, “Schools In Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools,” offers advice and best practices on a wide range of issues districts often face, such as bathroom...
By Craig Clough | August 6, 2015
Report: Majority of school districts lack LGBT anti-bullying policies
A majority of American school districts have no policies protecting LGBT students from bullying, with California also coming in on the low-end, according to a new report that looked at the anti-bulliing policies of districts across the nation. The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) analyzed the policies of 13,000 districts in all 50 states...
By Craig Clough | July 16, 2015