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November 15, 2020

Transgender Awareness Week: 27 Resources for Educators and Students

KIPP Texas Public Schools proudly recognizes Transgender Awareness Week November 13-19, in an effort to advance advocacy around the prejudice, discrimination, and violence that affects the transgender community. We have an unwavering commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and firmly believe that every child has the right to learn in a safe and welcoming environment.

KIPP Texas also recognizes Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20, the annual observance honors the memory of transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence that year.

We value diversity and the unique contributions each student brings to the classroom. We are working to ensure our staff have the training, support, flexibility, and resources to nurture, encourage, and respond to the needs of all students.

How can educators better help and understand their transgender students? From allyship to lesson topics, below are a few great resources to help navigate conversations about gender identity in the classroom.

Resources for Educators

Resources for Students

Resources for Transgender People of Color 

Transgender people of color (PoC) are uniquely impacted by transphobia, racism, and violence due to the intersectionality of their race and gender identities. Here is a list of some of the organizations dedicated to providing support and resources, as well as advocating for transgender PoC.

We believe in an inclusive education and environment 

Inclusive environments provide a better quality education for all children and are instrumental in changing discriminatory attitudes. Schools develop much of what a child learns, how they act and shapes them into who they are, and who they will ultimately become. Respect and understanding grow when students of diverse abilities and backgrounds play, socialize, and learn together. When education is more inclusive, so are concepts of civic participation, employment, and community life.

KIPP Texas Public Schools creates joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose — college, career, and beyond — so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world. Enroll today!