Tag: independent school district

Softball coaches accused of outing E. Texas teen

Trial set for January after federal judge rules privacy claim can move forward in court JOHN WRIGHT  |  Senior Political Writer wright@dallasvoice.com TYLER — Before Skye Wyatt’s softball coaches outed her as a lesbian to her...

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HISD trustee distributes anti-gay flier

Houston Independent School District Trustee Manuel Rodriquez Jr. is under fire for an anti-gay flyer attacking his opponent, Ramiro Fonseca. Both seek the HISD District III seat held by Rodriquez. Rodriquez’s flyer attacks...

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FFW to FWISD: Walk the walk

Advocacy group says school officials need to implement training, enforcement processes   Tammye Nash  |  Senior Editor nash@dallasvoice.com FORT WORTH — Representatives of Fairness Fort Worth are set to meet next Tuesday,...

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Investigation clears gay Fort Worth teacher

Kristopher Franks set to return to work Friday after 4-day leave stemming from allegations of improper behavior Tammye Nash  |  Senior Editor nash@dallasvoice.com FORT WORTH — Gay Western Hills High School teacher Kristopher...

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FEEDBACK: Valuing our human infrastructure

Valuing our human infrastructure For years, politicians have talked about the under-funded public infrastructure like highways, water lines, sewer systems and basic transportation. There is another infrastructure that is being...

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Death • 09.02.11

Marcelino Aguirre Martinez Jr., 64, longtime resident of Dallas, died Aug. 25 in Dallas. Born in Eden, Texas on Feb. 5, 1947, Martinez began his teaching career in San Angelo after graduating from Angelo State University. He...

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Gay DISD cop among few out male officers

Although Jeremy Liebbe is 100 percent out, he declined to be photographed for this story because he does undercover work. Jeremy Liebbe serves as co-commander for major Oak Lawn events and is a board member at Youth First Texas...

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FWISD adds LGBTs to policy

Tom Anable Change includes bullying in anti-harassment rules, specifically lists gender identity, expression in protected classes TAMMYE NASH  |  Senior Editor nash@dallasvoice.com The board of the Fort Worth Independent School...

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Linus Wright proposes eliminating 12th grade

Linus Wright Now that the election is over and the campaign ads from the current governor talking about the solid state of the Texas economy are a distant memory, the Legislature is having to deal with reality — huge deficits....

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Thanks for an amazing year at RCD

LGBT, HIV communities should be prepared for new challenges in 2011 What a year! Who could have predicted all the twists and turns it has taken, or the events that galvanized our country and united our communities?...

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FWISD to update bullying policy

Director of counseling says officials did not realize sexual orientation didn’t include gender identity, expression, and applauds new bullying awareness campaign Tammye Nash  |  Senior Report nash@dallasvoice.com FORT WORTH —...

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DISD approves LGBT-inclusive bullying policy

William Morvant, a gay student at Booker T. Washington High School, addresses the DISD board of trustees while other audience members from the LGBT community stand in support on Thursday. Following a discussion in which several...

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A revised draft of DISD’s new bullying policy

Lew Blackburn If you’ll remember, the Dallas Independent School District’s board of trustees moved forward last Thursday with a new bullying policy that would specifically protect LGBT students. The LGBT-inclusive...

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