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Discrimination Against LGBT Youth in US Schools. It’s like walking through a hailstorm...

Discrimination Against LGBT Youth in US Schools

—Polly R. (pseudonym), parent of gender non-conforming son, describing the hostile environment that LGBT children face in schools, Utah, December 2015 Outside the home, schools are the primary vehicles for educating, socializing, and providing services to young people in the United States. Schools can be difficult environments for students, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, but they are often especially unwelcoming for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth.

A lack of policies and practices that affirm and support LGBT youth—and a failure to implement protections that do exist—means that LGBT students nationwide continue to face bullying, exclusion, and discrimination in school, putting them at physical and psychological risk and limiting their education. Yet progress is uneven.


Jimmysee. Required reading: the books that students read in 28 countries around the world. iStock In the US, most students are required to read To Kill a Mockingbird during their school years.

Required reading: the books that students read in 28 countries around the world

This classic novel combines a moving coming-of-age story with big issues like racism and criminal injustice. Reading Mockingbird is such an integral part of the American educational experience that we wondered: What classic books are assigned to students elsewhere? We posed this question to our TED-Ed Innovative Educators and members of the TED-Ed community. People all over the globe responded, and we curated our list to focus on local authors.

Afghanistan QuranWhat it’s about: The revelations of God as told to the prophet Muhammad, this is the central religious text of Islam and remains one of the major works of Arabic literature.Why it’s taught: “Overall, there is no culture of reading novels in my country, which is sad,” says Farokh Attah. Albania Australia Austria Bosnia; Serbia Brazil Bulgaria Canada Chile China Colombia Cyprus Egypt Finland Germany Ghana; Nigeria Indonesia India Iran Ireland Italy. The two kinds of stories we tell about ourselves. Stocksy.

The two kinds of stories we tell about ourselves

Teachers For Social Justice. RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms. Why Do Dictators and Bullies Gain Power? You might be wondering: Don’t totalitarian dictators and bullies successfully wield power for long periods of time and do a lot of damage?

Why Do Dictators and Bullies Gain Power?

How does that line up with this notion of survival of the kindest? It’s true: The coercive, bullying, Machiavellian style can lead to gains in power. Although studies show that bullies are not respected by their peers, are often isolated, and don’t have much sustained influence, the sixth-grade bully can get a lot of attention and influence others, just as the Machiavellian who rises to corporate or political power can make lives difficult and do much harm while they retain power. There are certain contexts, historical periods, and political moments where Machiavellianism and fear-mongering seems to work particularly well. Research I’ve been doing recently suggests that when people feel they have little control in their lives and their economic lives have suffered, they are more likely to be drawn to a coercive leadership style. Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes (Author of Thus Spoke Zarathustra) The Scale of the Universe 2.

Newton's Apple. Examples of Curiosities and Puzzlements. Why The Shortage In Special Education Teachers? With such a shortage, job opportunity in the special education field in on the rise!

Why The Shortage In Special Education Teachers?

Become one today. Finding good, qualified special education teachers is getting increasingly difficult. It’s not easy According to nprED, 49 out of 50 states report shortages in the field. With a lot of paperwork, low pay, and the stress of standing up in front of a noisy classroom filled with rowdy, misbehaved children, the job itself is a tough sell. We need good special educators in order to teach less fortunate students how to thrive as adults. Why Is There A Shortage? In all regions of the United States, the shortage of special education teachers is present. The Importance Of Good Special Education Teachers Educating students with learning disabilities is not easy. Become A Special Education Teacher Today! Alignstaffing leads the market in staffing solutions by placing top candidates in the healthcare, education, and social service industries.

Opportunities open doors to success. 5 Duties Of a U.S. Citizen Few Americans Are Aware Of. When Donald Trump takes the oath of office at noon Eastern, he'll be sworn in with two Bibles that represent the histories of America and Trump himself.

5 Duties Of a U.S. Citizen Few Americans Are Aware Of

The incoming president's choice of Bible for their swearing-in ceremony has become symbolic. President Barack Obama used a Bible belonging to Martin Luther King Jr. at his 2013 inauguration, which took place on MLK Day. President John F. Kennedy was sworn in with a Catholic Douay Bible when he became the first Catholic president in 1961. Some presidents choose to not even use a Bible at all: John Quincy Adams was sworn in using a law book. On the Purpose of a Liberal Arts Education. .

On the Purpose of a Liberal Arts Education

:VirtualSalt Robert Harris Version Date: October 15, 2010 March 14, 1991 When they first arrive at college, many students are surprised at the general education classes they must take in order to graduate. They wonder why someone who wants to be an accountant or psychologist or television producer should study subjects that have nothing directly to do with those fields.