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Place to Learn report was released in January 2004
by the California Safe Schools Coalition and the 4-H Center for
Youth Development at UC Davis. The largest ever study of harassment
in schools based on sexual orientation and gender identity shows
the problem is widespread, dangerous and preventable.
Read the Safe Place
to Learn report press release.
the full Safe Place to Learn report or the
Summary Fact Sheet.
Read media coverage of the Safe
Place to Learn report.
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National School Climate Survey finds "a direct relationship
between in-school victimization, grade-point averages (GPAs) and
the college aspirations of LGBT students."
Human Rights Watch report Hatred
in the Hallways: Violence and Discrimination Against Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual and Transgender Students in U.S. Schools
Washington Safe Schools Coalition report 83,000
Youth: Selected Findings of Eight Population-Based Studies
National Mental Health Association Anti-Gay
Bullying Survey Results
Research from outside of California:
Bullying Report: How are Washington State Schools Doing? This
December 2003 report of the Safe Schools Coalition of Washington
and the Washington State PTA surveyed school districts to document
the extent of implementation of the state's Anti-Bullying Act. The
law took effect in January 2003 and covers bias-motivated harassment,
including harassment based on sexual orientation and gender.
Washington Safe Schools Coalition report They
Don’t Even Know Me: Understanding Anti-Gay Harassment and
Violence in Schools
Basics: Training School Staff About Harassment, Discrimination,
and the California Student Safety and Violence Prevention
Act (AB537) is
a training guide from the California Safe Schools Coalition.Stay tuned for the updated version of Training Basics in Spring 2007!
the California Student Safety and Violence Prevention Act
Legal Q&A Guides:
Legal Question and Answer
Guide for School Administrators
Question and Answer Guide
to California's Parental Opt-Out Laws
Find out more about school disctrict liability:
see the National Center for
Lesbian Rights publication Fifteen
Expensive Reasons Why Safe Schools Legislation is in Your State's
us to recommend more student resources!
Visit GSA Network
for help starting a Gay-Straight Alliance club or resources for
Visit the Make
it Real project at GSA Network for information on what to do
if you're harassed, a guide to organizing for change in your school,
and stories of successful student efforts to fight discrimination
GLSEN has discussion
forums for students and organizing tools for making your school
is a support program for LGBT youth in Los Angeles Unified School
The Queer Youth Action
Team is a LGBTQ and straight ally advocacy team in Contra Costa
Find out what the California Department of Education
says about how to implement the Student Safety and Violence Prevention
Act: Read the California
Department of Education AB 537 Task Force Report
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