Transgender youth face extreme harassment at school, report says


Transgender youth are physically and verbally harassed and face extremely high levels of harassment in school, even more than lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGBT) students, says a new study released by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), a national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students.

At the same time, however, transgender youth are more likely to speak out about LGBT issues in the classroom, says “Harsh Realities: The Experiences of Transgender Youth in Our Nation’s Schools,” the first comprehensive study on transgender students. more » » »

Minimizing Classroom Disruptions

Computers and the internet have become welcome instructional tools in most schools, ushering a wealth of additional resources into today’s classrooms. Unfortunately, they also bring with them the potential for unwanted distractions—such as online content that ranges from off-target, to inappropriate, material.With the generous support of Faronics, a maker of solutions that help manage, simplify, and secure complex IT environments, we’ve assembled this collection of stories and columns from the eSchool News archives to help you leverage technology’s potential for education, while minimizing classroom disruptions. We hope you’ll find these resources helpful as you seek an appropriate balance in your own institutions..

Minimizing Classroom Disruptions