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How To Stop Gender Stereotyping?

Gender norms have a disproportionately negative impact on girls, particularly on their sense of identity, aspirations, and expectations. So, it’s important for schools to be the first place where efforts to eradicate clich├ęs and the behaviors they encourage can be implemented. There have been campaigns that stress the importance of including positive female role models … Read more

Is The New School LGBTG Friendly?

The New School works hard to make sure that everyone in the university community feels welcome, no matter their race, ethnicity, national origin, culture, language, gender and how they express their gender, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, age, or ability. The university is against all kinds of discrimination and oppression, whether they are done … Read more

How Do You Make LGBTQ Students Feel Welcome?

During the last school year, I heard from two different people that one of the reasons they wanted to become teachers was to help LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) students. There are probably LGBTQ students in every classroom, though many aren’t yet ready to be open about their sexuality or gender identity. … Read more

Is Dating Allowed In Harvard?

People here are thought to be either single or married (i.e., in very serious, long-term relationships), but no one really dates. One in five Harvard seniors who are graduating have never been in a relationship while they were in college. How many relationships did Harvard seniors say they had on average? Just one. The majority … Read more

How do schools deal with LGBTQ students?

LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) students are often treated badly and harassed at school. Unfortunately, a lot of school officials don’t know much about how the law says they should protect LGBT students. And sometimes they do know they are breaking the law, but they don’t think students will question them because they think … Read more