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Students Sherouk Mohamed, right, Karim Muse, center, and Khadra Mohamed, took part in a protest at Columbia Heights High School in Columbia Heights, Minn., last fall. Students at the school staged a walkout after the school board voted to keep a member accused of making offensive comments about Muslims. The board member later resigned.
—Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune/AP-File

Feds Urge Schools to Shield Muslim Students From Harassment

Amid heightened worries over terrorism and heated political discourse, some students may feel targeted because of their religion or background. (January 12, 2016)

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Tracking factors like how students feel about their safety and well-being in school has been off limits to some districts. A new tool from the U.S. Department of Education will make measuring school climate widely accessible.
April 20, 2016 – Education Week
A coalition of groups asked the FBI to dismantle its "Don't Be a Puppet" website, which the agency created to educate youth about violent extremism but has been criticized as targeting American Muslims and encouraging the policing of thoughts in schools.
April 6, 2016 – McClatchy-Tribune
Teachers must look beyond paperwork and conventional interventions and try to work with students as individuals, writes Ann Marie Stevens.
March 16, 2016 – Teacher
Amid heightened worries over terrorism and heated political discourse, some students may feel targeted because of their religion or background.
January 13, 2016 – Education Week
Schools need resources and support to teach students about appropriate digital-media use, Media Literacy Now's Erin McNeill says.
October 21, 2015 – Education Week
Restorative practices, rather than zero tolerance, are more effective in solving student discipline problems, write four RAND researchers.
October 14, 2015 – Education Week
Christina Berchini says that teachers should use their own childhood experiences of bullying to inform their responses to situations playing out in their classrooms.
September 23, 2015 – Teacher
Young victims of cyberbullying have few tools at their disposal to protect themselves, writes lawyer Kenneth A. Linzer.
March 18, 2015 – Education Week
Three federal surveys will add questions related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students to help provide a clearer picture of their experiences in school.
October 22, 2014 – Education Week
An effort to reach a common definition of bullying for research purposes could lead to more evidence-based solutions for schools.
October 8, 2014 – Education Week

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