Inclusive Lessons as Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Approach

By Kathy Pillsbury, April 26, 2015

Looking for an inclusive way to talk about families as the Mother’s Day and Father’s Day holidays approach?

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NBC Nightly News Special on Transgender Children Plus Resources for Educators & Families

By Kathy Pillsbury, April 24, 2015

Recently, Kate Snow of NBC News talked with two families on their journey with their transgender children. Find resources here for elementary schools and families.

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Diverse Families and Gay Dads: Two Great New Books Coming Out in May!

By Kathy Pillsbury, April 23, 2015

With Mother’s and Father’s Days coming up, the importance of family and parents are on many people’s minds. "One Family" celebrates the range of diverse families in our communities. "Stella Brings the Family" shows how one girl solved her dilemma of Mother’s Day with two dads.

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Heartbreaking Responses to a Simple Writing Prompt - Know Your Students - Build Community

By Kathy Pillsbury, April 17, 2015

Kyle Schwartz, a 3rd grade teacher at the Doull Elementary in Denver developed a simple lesson plan to get to know her students better. She gave them a simple writing prompt, "I wish my teacher knew_______"

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Ellen DeGeneres on Kindness, Compassion, and the Golden Globe Winning show “Transparent”

By Kathy Pillsbury, April 13, 2015

“Transparent,” a new series on Amazon Prime, follows the life of a father who decides later in life that he is finally brave enough to live as a woman – the person she feels that she really is. Recently, Jill Soloway, the creator of “Transparent,” talked with Ellen about this Golden Globe winning show.

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Gays with Kids Features All Children—All Families

By Welcoming Schools Staff, April 10, 2015

Gays with Kids features All Children - All Families, an HRC Foundation Program Helping Agencies Do Their Best to Welcome All Prospective Parents Into the Foster and Adoption Processes

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Free One-Day Welcoming Schools Training in Wenatchee, Washington with OSPI

By Welcoming Schools Staff, April 07, 2015

A one-day training on May 11, 2015, led by Tracy Flynn, Welcoming Schools Regional Consultant, designed to meet the needs of pre-school and elementary-level educators, school staff, and child serving agencies.Co-sponsored by the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)

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“Why are no girls on currency?” Role models matter!

By Kathy Pillsbury, April 06, 2015

When Sofia had to present on a historical figure to her class, she noticed that her peers who presented on men often showed the class coins and dollar bills. This inspired her to write to Obama and she provided inspiration to Women on the 20s.

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ABC Nightline: Transgender Teen and the Importance of Supportive Adults

By Beth Sherouse, Ph.D., April 04, 2015

"I don't want another kid to have to go through life thinking they're different. They need that one person that says, 'You -- you're all right." -- Nathan

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Responding to Resistance - Welcoming Schools News

By Welcoming Schools News, March 28, 2015

We know that it can be difficult to start and have conversations about diversity and inclusion. Here are some Welcoming Schools resources including strategies and talking points to help all of our students succeed.

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