• Welcoming Schools

    Welcoming Schools focuses on three areas linked to academic learning, school climate and family involvement:
    • Embracing Family Diversity
      The guide outlines school and community-based strategies to welcome students from a variety of families, including families headed by LGBT parents, single parents, foster parents, grandparents, etc.
    • Avoiding Gender Stereotyping
      Students who do not adhere to traditional gender roles are often targeted for harassment — even in early elementary school grades — and stereotypes can constrict children’s academic and social successes. The guide addresses ways in which children are pressured to conform to gender roles and stereotypes, and strategies for change.
    • Ending Bullying & Name-Calling
      Hurtful teasing, name-calling and bullying affect everyone: targets, perpetrators and bystanders. The guide takes a systemic approach to school change, providing tools to engage all members of the school community through parent involvement, faculty education and classroom strategies.

Last Modified on November 11, 2016