NASSP LGBTQ+ School Leaders Network

What is the LGBTQ+ School Leaders Network? The challenging work of school leadership can often feel isolating—especially if you identify as LGBTQ+. To provide a platform of mutual support for principals and assistant principals in the LGBTQ+ community, NASSP manages a network where administrators can meet regularly to share challenges, struggles, and opportunities, and support […]

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LGBTQ+ Students and Educators

Purpose: To affirm support for the rights, safety, and identity of all LGBTQ+ students, educators, and school leaders; acknowledge historic marginalization and institutional bias associated with LGBTQ+ individuals; state the association’s opposition to legislation and policies that discriminate against LGBTQ+ individuals; and provide recommendations for federal, state, and local policymakers and school leaders on how […]

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Leading By Example: How School Principals Can Support LGBTQ Students

The following interview first appeared on the Human Rights Campaign website as a guest post contribution. As equality and acceptance continue to be top of mind for many, many school leaders continue to ask what else they can be doing to support students who face discrimination within the classroom. Ashton Mota, HRC Youth Ambassador and […]

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NASSP and HRC Lead School Inclusion Efforts for LGBTQ Students

NASSP and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) have partnered to highlight the important role that principals have in striving for educational equity, with a focus on safety and inclusion for LGBTQ students. The need for culturally responsive practices that promote each student’s academic well-being is especially critical in this politically charged time. HRC’s 2018 LGBTQ […]

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Navigating LGBT Issues

The Amazon TV show Transparent, centered around a transgender parent, earned an Emmy this year. Brilliant scientist Alan Turing, a gay man involved in national security, was the subject of a major motion picture in 2014. During the first Democratic presidential debate, Hillary Clinton proclaimed that society needed to do more to prevent discrimination against […]

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Fit to Lead: December 2022

Research shows that school principals are second only to teachers in terms of their impact on student achievement. Research also finds that when students of color have teachers who look like them, it increases their rates of success in school. When it comes to disruptions in learning, we know that children from Black and Brown […]

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Legal Matters: December 2022

Title IX proved to be a watershed. Within two years, the number of high school girls playing sports soared from fewer than 300,000 to [3.5] million. … The increases in girls and women playing sports has an impact beyond athletics. Studies show that women who play sports are healthier, get better grades, and have higher […]

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Principal Leadership: November 2022

Features A Safe and Affirming Place: How a gender identity plan helps transgender and non-binary students Roundtable: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Making it a priority in school Embracing Early College Programs: How they change lives and communities Promoting Excellence and Equity: Our school’s learning system Listening to Student Voices: A lesson on diversity, equity, and […]

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