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Published on Feb 16, 2016
High school writing teacher Patty Smith discusses the importance of building an LGBT-inclusive school community. Smith’s desire to create a safe space for all students was the result of her personal decision to come out as a lesbian. “It’s hard to do anything when you can’t be yourself,” she explains. This video was produced as part of a special Education Week package on countering stereotypes in schools. More here: http://www.edweek.org/ew/projects/bey... ____________________
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