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How to Talk to School Staff and Parents About Gender Identity

A list of frequently asked questions that educators may receive from parents or school staff about the topic of gender identity, as well as strategies on how to shape these conversations. Read the full series here.

How to Create Inclusive Classrooms for All Students

A set of action steps to support educators in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment that celebrates all student differences, including gender. Read the full series here.

A Gender Identity Glossary for Schools

It’s important to understand the language used to describe gender expression and identity so that words are not incorrect or hurtful to a student or colleague. Here is a glossary of commonly-used terms to describe aspects of gender identity and expression. Read the full series here.

How Cultural Differences Can Benefit Your Classroom

It’s important for educators to view English language learners’ cultural differences as “funds of knowledge.” Here, Rossier professors Ferrario and Moore offer three key strategies for reaching ELLs in the classroom.

Special Education by the Numbers: A Look into Today's Schools

Teachers must be prepared to celebrate, challenge and support students with varying needs in an inclusive classroom. Here, we'll take a look at the who, what, where, why, when and how of the current state of special education.

What School Discipline Strategies Say About Race Relations in Today’s Schools

The school-to-prison pipeline disproportionately affects children of color, students with special needs, and students from low-income families and single-parent homes. But the pipeline isn’t a direct line — it’s a complicated phenomenon that weaves in educator and community ownership, systematic oppression and economic factors.