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Meet NYC’s First-Ever Gender Equity Coordinator for Public Schools

MANHATTAN — Kimberly Shannon, the Department of Education’s recently hired, first-ever gender equity coordinator, has a long list of issues she plans to tackle, from gender-based violence and pregnant or parenting students to boosting representation in career technical programs or STEM classes.

Shannon is also charged with figuring out ways to better support and empower girls, transgender students and gender non-conforming students — particularly students of color, students with disabilities and students in temporary housing — in the city’s 1,800 schools.

The position was created in partnership with City Council Speaker Melissa Mark –Viverito’s Young Women’s Initiative.

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