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By Beth Sherouse, Ph.D., January 23, 2015

“This is a great opportunity for people who work with LGBTQ youth to learn strategies from people who are on the ground working with youth and educators on issues of LGBT and gender-based bias, as well as all forms of identity based-bullying, on a daily basis.”

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CNN: HRC Foundation’s Welcoming Schools Program Fights Bias and Stereotyping in Schools

By HRC Staff, January 19, 2015

CNN features Welcoming Schools in its Martin Luther King, Jr. Day coverage with "How to Talk to Kids About Racism." Conversations around equality and bias are issues that need to be held year round, not just on holidays.

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Transgender Teen’s Death a Call to Action

By Beth Sherouse, Ph.D., January 03, 2015

Stories like this are powerful reminders to our community about the wounds that rejection can inflict – as well as the protective potential of accepting families.

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Happy New Year!!!

By Welcoming Schools Staff, December 29, 2014

Thank you to all who help make schools safe and welcoming for all students and their families. Free Resources!

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Hamline University - Ask the Expert: Bullying Prevention

By Welcoming Schools Staff, December 27, 2014

Hamline University adjunct professor, Cheryl Greene is an educational consultant for Welcoming Schools and a nationally certified Olweus Bullying Prevention Trainer.

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Mario and His Skirt: Supporting Gender-Expansive Children

By Beth Sherouse, Ph.D., December 21, 2014

“All of a sudden parents start to admit that their kids [are expressing gender-expansive behavior],” Alexis says, like one mom whose son’s favorite toy is a pink Barbie car. “There’s no way that other parents haven’t had to tackle this. They just haven’t been talking about it.

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Martin Luther King Jr. to Ferguson: Discussing Bias and Prejudice in School

By Welcoming Schools Staff, December 17, 2014

In light of the needed attention on the role of stereotyping, prejudice, and bias in the recent deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, Welcoming Schools is taking a look at what elementary school educators can do to continue conversations with students about race through books and lessons.

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Welcoming Schools Film Streaming Free

By Welcoming Schools Staff, December 15, 2014

“You’re Gay.” “Your skin is too brown.” “Fatty.” In a short film, streaming free, check out how skilled teachers use Welcoming Schools lessons to stop hurtful language and create respectful schools.

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Key Insights from the Research on Reducing Prejudice and Bias in Children – Summary

By Kathy Pillsbury, December 15, 2014

When does stereotyping and prejudice start? Why is it important to discuss prejudice, bias and race in school? Research proven ways to reduce prejudice and bias.

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Active Anti-Bias Principles

By Guest Contributor, December 15, 2014

For over 40 years educators and families have been inspired by Louise Derman-Sparks teachings and beliefs that when we instill fairness and respect into the youngest of children we are sending ripples out into the world – producing a wave of more people who believe in equity and justice and are willing to stand up for it.

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