Melissa Gomez is a reporter for the Los Angeles Times covering education. She previously covered the 2020 presidential campaign at The Times. A native Floridian, she graduated from the University of Florida.
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In California schools, teachers do and must say the word “gay” as well as lesbian and transgender in lessons about nonconforming expressions of gender.
After an email exchange between a teacher and district curriculum advisor was posted online, the teacher said she received violent threats.
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As the Los Angeles school district reckons with staff shortages, the superintendent deploys administrators into classrooms.