April 04, 2009

GLSEN founder Jennings ties support for LGBT students to academic achievement

Source: RA 2009

One of many convention highlights of this year's Representative Assembly: an impassioned keynote address by GLSEN founder Kevin Jennings.

Jennings' presentation, "Education for All: Addressing Issues of Sexual Orientation and Sexual Identity in our Schools" is available here for download.

"Education for All" offers statistics on student experiences in schools and key findings on how support, resources and comprehensive safe school policies for LGBT students improves academic achievement.

Look for a full report on Jennings' address here at nysut.org on Monday and in the April 15 edition of New York Teacher.