UA gets grant to study impact of student sexuality on schoolsby Citizen Staff Report on Apr. 30, 2009, under Education, Local
The Frances McClelland Institute for Children, Youth, and Families at the University of Arizona has been awarded a $200,000 grant to study how student sexuality, gender and conformity norms affect school systems.
The Ford Foundation awarded the grant this week for the two-year study.
Stephen T. Russell, Institute director, said in a news release that past research has focused on the connection between student sexuality and gender norms, and overall health or student well-being.
The new study will examine how schools, districts and state education systems can implement programs and policies to improve student safety and create a better world for youth.