The “Buddy Bench” Continues to Make Recess More Inclusive

By Gianna Albanese, HRC Foundation Intern, November 22, 2015

A Fourth Grader at Bayou View Elementary School makes a donation for all students to feel welcome.

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5 Ways to Welcome Gender-Expansive and Transgender Students at School

By Kathy Pillsbury, November 19, 2015

Honor the lives of those that have been lost to anti-transgender violence by preparing the next generation for a more accepting and diverse future.

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Schools In Transition, in Action

By Beth Sherouse, Ph.D., October 29, 2015

Learn how one school helped a transgender student to feel safe and welcome using a publication released by the HRC Foundation and other organizational partners.

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Becoming Nicole and Supporting Transgender Youth

By Gianna Albanese, HRC Foundation Intern, October 22, 2015

In Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of a an American Family, Pulitzer-Prize winner and Washington Post science writer Amy Ellis Nutt captures the inspiring true story of identical twins, one of whom is transgender, and a family’s journey to acceptance.

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Welcoming Schools Supports Spirit Day

By Gianna Albanese, HRC Foundation Intern, October 15, 2015

HRC’s Welcoming Schools is proud to support Spirit Day this October 15th, which, as part of National Bullying Prevention Month, is an effort to raise awareness about bullying in schools, particularly anti-LGBTQ bullying.

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Frequently Banned Books That You Love

By Charles Girard, October 02, 2015

You talked and we listened! In honor of Banned Books Week, here's what you told us about books that are frequently banned or challenged.

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Bullying Drops by 60% At Elementary School

By Charles Girard, September 25, 2015

Learn how two Welcoming Schools trainers helped to transform the environment at a suburban elementary school.

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GroundSpark And Welcoming Schools Bring Communities Together Through Film To End Bullying

By Charles Girard, September 14, 2015

Welcoming Schools is excited to partner with GroundSpark for the 2015 - 2016 school year to bring school communities together to prevent bias-based bullying.

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3 Great Ways to Build Community as the School Year Begins

By Kathy Pillsbury, September 09, 2015

Learn how to celebrate diverse families, create community-building poetry, and teach your students how to be allies.

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Welcoming Schools News:  It’s Our Favorite Time Of The Year… Back to School!

By Welcoming Schools News, September 06, 2015

We are excited to suggest some gender- and LGBTQ-inclusive books, plus ideas and lessons for a welcoming classroom.

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