Bullying

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Abram Bolanos, an 18-year-old senior who is gay, left his last school after he was bullied by students because of his sexual orientation.
—Sandy Huffaker for Education Week

Efforts Build to Track School Climate for LGBT Students

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 21, 2014)

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Twenty-one states enacted laws addressing bullying this year—and some of the new mandates expand schools' responsibilities to control the harassment that goes on among students.
October 18, 2011 - Education Week
Los Angeles Unified teachers will offer lessons that promote positive images of gay individuals and their contributions to the nation as part of an anti-bullying program approved by the school board.
September 15, 2011 - McClatchy-Tribune
Supporters see a stronger safety net for students, while others warn of increased reporting burdens.
September 13, 2011 - Education Week
Stigmatized by the terrorist attacks, Muslim students feel a continuing obligation to be ambassadors for their faith and their culture.
September 8, 2011 - Education Week
New results suggest that bullying can have a long-lasting impact on victims' academic achievement, especially for high-achieving black and Latino students.
August 23, 2011 - Education Week
Bullying can affect a student's academic performance, but a school's bullying climate may be linked with lower overall test scores, a study finds.
August 12, 2011 - McClatchy-Tribune
Who sues kids for cyberbullying? A Houston lawyer does when his daughter becomes the target of a nasty video posted on Facebook, according to a lawsuit filed this week in Texas.
June 17, 2011 - McClatchy-Tribune
As a handful of school districts around the country continue to try to prevent students from forming gay-straight alliances, the U.S. Department of Education is putting schools on notice that federal law requires them to treat all student organizations the same.
June 14, 2011 - Education Week
Kevin Jennings moves on after two years as head of the Education Department's office of safe and drug-free schools.
June 8, 2011 | Updated: March 24, 2012 - Education Week
Formspring has become the newest battleground for school counselors who already feel they are losing the war against cyberbullying.
March 30, 2011 | Updated: March 24, 2012 - Education Week

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