Sacked or silenced: academics say they are blocked from exploring trans issues | Education

On the December morning that Jo Phoenix, professor of criminology at the Open University, was to give a lecture at Essex University on trans rights in prisons, Twitter roared into action, with several Essex staff and students tweeting allegations that a “transphobe” would be on campus. By 10am Phoenix was warned by a member of university staff that some students were threatening to shut down her lecture, as they said LGBT+ staff and students wouldn’t feel safe if Phoenix gave…

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Educators Flexed Their Muscles in 2019, Look Forward to 2020 – Education Article

In 2019, the news generally got better for educators and students. Across the U.S., educator walkouts have led to increased funding for public schools, more support for teachers and education support professionals, and more attention to the needs of students. Today, we know more than ever about the effects of childhood trauma and racial bias on learning—and that’s a good thing. As the end of the calendar year approaches, let’s take a look at eight positive education trends of 2019 that we…

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First transgender Rhodes scholar named in diverse 2020 class | Education

Minorities make up the majority of the latest group of US college students to be named Rhodes scholars, and the class includes the first transgender woman selected for the prestigious program. The Rhodes Trust announced the 32 selections late on Saturday after two days of discussions over 236 applicants from 90 colleges and universities across the US. Along with University of Tennessee graduate Hera Jay Brown, the first transgender woman in the program, the class includes two non-binary scholars. “As…

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