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Students and Families Optimistic That School Success and Opportunity Act (AB1266) Will Remain Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 8, 2014

CONTACT: Carolyn Laub

PHONE: 415.552.4229 ext. 100

EMAIL: carolyn@gsanetwork.org

 

Students and Families Optimistic That School Success and Opportunity Act (AB1266) Will Remain Law

Referendum Did Not Qualify on Raw Count and Now Moves to Full Count

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Referendum did not qualify on raw count, moves on

Senator Lara Introduces Legislation to Improve Safety and Prevent Bullying in California Schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 7, 2014
 
CONTACT: Jesse Melgar, Equality California
PHONE: 323.848.9801 ext. 207 EMAIL: jesse@eqca.org
 
 
CONTACT: Cameron Valderrama, Senator Lara's Office
PHONE: 916.651.4033 EMAIL Cameron.Valderrama@sen.ca.gov
 
Senator Lara Introduces Legislation to Improve Safety and Prevent Bullying in California Schools
 
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Proposed bill addresses shortfalls in existing law

Bay Area Education Leaders Support the School Success and Opportunity Act

Marin County Board of Education and Berkeley Unified School District Pass Resolutions Supporting the Implementation of the School Success and Opportunity Act (AB1266)

Local school boards and communities this week continued their progress towards implementing the School Success and Opportunity Act, which Governor Brown signed earlier this year.  The new law, AB1266, restates existing anti-discrimination law to ensure that all students, including transgender students, have the opportunity to fully participate and succeed in schools.

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LGBT Youth Conference Prepares Hundreds of Students to Change their Schools

Gay-Straight Alliance Network’s 9th annual Youth Empowerment Summit focuses on educational opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth

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GSA Network Statement in Support of Restorative Approaches to School Discipline

Today, Gay-Straight Alliance Network and members of its National Association, as listed below, issued this statement in support of restorative approaches to school discipline for the Dignity In Schools Campaign's National Week of Action on School Pushout.

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High School Student Files Complaint Against Fringe Anti-LGBT Group for Operating Illegally

(Manteca, CA) Manteca high school student Ashton Lee and his mother, Catherine Lee, filed a complaint this week with the California Attorney General’s Office asking for an investigation into an anti-LGBT group that has been operating illegally and claiming to be a tax-exempt organization to receive donations, when in fact its tax-exempt status was revoked by the Internal Revenue Service months ago.

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An Open Letter to School Districts to Address Transgender Student Rights

As the start of another school year approaches, feelings of excitement and possibility are in the air. Parents and families are packing their little ones’ backpacks and sending them off to their first days of school. Middle school and high school students are reuniting with old classmates. Teachers, administrators, and other school staff have eagerly prepared for a year of successful learning. What brings all these groups together, what makes a school community great is the common desire to provide a safe and supportive environment that encourages high quality learning for students.

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Audit Reveals Breakdown in Schools’ Compliance With State Nondiscrimination Laws, Lack of Leadership From Department of Education

New audit of schools finds that while the majority of districts and schools have implemented some non-discrimination policies, a lack of leadership and evaluation hobbles enforcement, and California law not fully aligned with federal Department of Education nondiscrimination policy

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LGBT Rights Organizations Issue Open Letter in Support of 50th Anniversary of March on Washington

An Open Letter in Support of 50th Anniversary of March on Washington
 
Over the past year, our community has celebrated tremendous wins in the fight for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality and justice.
 

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Governor Brown Signs Historic Transgender Students Bill into Law

SACRAMENTO—Today, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the historic School Success and Opportunity Act into law, ensuring transgender youth have the opportunity to fully participate and succeed in schools across the state. Assembly Bill 1266—which goes into effect on January 1, 2014—was authored by Assemblymember Tom Ammiano and passed the California State Senate and Assembly earlier this summer.

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