Gender + Sexuality

Arts + Letters

Shel Silverstein’s “simple secret of lasting love”

Love ain’t no missing piece to be found. I adored reading this book to my son when he was younger.…
Equity

Those Are Bullet Holes in the Children’s School

This picture shows students in Iraq attending school, the bullet holes in the building a heartbreaking reminder of the risks…
Administrators

Teacher Suspended for Giving Birth to Child! (In 1913, but Still.)

Education is one of the fields that looks today a lot like it did a century ago.  (Though, I will…
Bullying

Eminem on Writing, Rhyming, and English Class

Whether his name makes you wince or smile, Eminem has established himself in hip-hop and pop culture by linguistically out…
Arts + Letters

Teach Like a Dancer

Look at this image.  The great choreographer Martha Graham leading a master class in dance.  We might not all be dancers,…
Gender + Sexuality

When Disney Made a Film About Menstruation

An estimated 105 million students watched this 1946 film about menstruation.  There’s so much one could say about this, but…
Gender + Sexuality

Don’t Be Unseemly, Ladies. Men, Court Away.

I had heard before about unbelievable rules for teachers back in the day.  But I hadn’t seen them till now. (There’s…
Culture

This Proposed Lego Set Honors Women In NASA [via HuffPo]

More than 40 American women have flown in space, and many others have worked at NASA as cosmonauts, analysts, researchers…
Equity

A Timeline of Racial Injustice in Education

This timeline from RaceForward does a solid job capturing some of the key moments in race and education in the…
Equity

Genes can have up to 80% influence on students’ academic performance [via The Conversation]

The idea that academic performance is innate might sound innocent, but it can quickly result in educators and officials “writing…
Equity

NYC Students Tackle Gender…with Caitlyn Jenner

Brooklyn high school students have unique opportunity to confront Caitlyn Jenner about the challenges youth face understanding gender, in their…
Equity

A School District’s Warning Against Homosexuality

Narrated by a police officer, the film was produced as a collaboration between local law enforcement and Inglewood School District…
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