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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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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
Schools are using a variety of approaches to improve social interactions between students with developmental disabilities and their typically developing peers.
May 7, 2014 – Education Week
Anti-bullying programs that aren't tied to a greater understanding of emotions and their consequences are not effective, write Marc A. Brackett and Susan E. Rivers.
February 19, 2014 – Education Week
A handful of states and districts are showing renewed interest in tip lines that allow young people to anonymously share information about potential security threats, bullying, and other behaviors.
February 5, 2014 – Education Week
January 15, 2014 – Education Week
Building a strong sense of community in a school is an effective way to head off bullying before it happens, says Jim Dillon, of the Center for Leadership and Bullying Prevention.
December 11, 2013 – Education Week

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