Tag: schools

LGBT Curriculum Bill still alive in Illinois assembly

SPRINGFIELD — A bill that would require LGBTQ history to be taught in Illinois schools is moving through the state legislature again. The bill passed the State Senate last year, but didn’t go any further. NPR Illinois in Springfield reported that State Rep. Deborah Conroy (D-Villa Park) is cosponsoring the bill. Anna Moeller (D-Elgin) is…

ACLU of Illinois: School officials must not limit ability of students to discuss sexual orientation

CHICAGO — Discussions of sexual orientation and gender identity are appropriate topics for middle school students, and schools should not limit such discussions in the lunchroom or hallways, or during time when students are not receiving instruction. This is the central point of a letter from the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois to the…

Central Illinois school district says students discussing orientation is ‘disruptive’

GERMANTOWN HILLS — A principal in this Central Illinois school district sent a letter to parents “alerting” them that students discussing their orientation was “disruptive.” WMBD/WYZZ-TV in Peoria reported on the letter on Friday. From the stations’ website at CentralIllinoisProud.com: A letter signed by Principal Kate Williams, grades 5-8, reads ” This year, we have several…

Ind. high school requires permission slip for trans students to change names, use facilities

MUNCIE — The Ball State Daily News, the student newspaper for Ball State University in Indiana, reported late last month that a local high school required transgender students to have permission slips signed by parents to use the correct restrooms or change their name. Administrators at Burris Laboratory School, a high school administered by Ball…