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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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June 6, 2012 – Education Week
New guidelines from education, religious, and First Amendment groups are warning schools to be mindful of students' free-speech rights as they step up anti-bullying efforts.
May 22, 2012 – Education Week
As states pass cyberbullying laws, attorneys and experts say many of the laws aren't strong enough, and lawsuits are bound to become more common.
May 9, 2012 – Education Week
Researchers found that a structured approach to managing recess led to less bullying and more time for learning.
April 17, 2012 – Education Week
Some behavior in such situations can now be deemed illegal under state cyberbullying laws or even cyber-impersonation and identify-theft laws.
April 4, 2012 – Education Week
Defining bullying in a criminal context for older students could help to put the abusive behavior in sharper focus for them, writes Gregg Weinlein.
March 21, 2012 – Education Week
Character education and building meaningful relationships with students can be big steps in helping school communities prevent tragedies, writes Mark Hyatt.
March 14, 2012 – Education Week
The agreement ends a federal probe into whether Anoka-Hennepin schools could have done more to address gay-related bullying.
March 14, 2012 – Education Week
A new Illinois bill gives school boards and administrators the power to suspend or expel a student thats threatens a school employee, another student, or any school-related personnel on the Internet.
February 8, 2012 – Digital Directions
A Gloucester County teacher who was videotaped while allegedly bullying a special-needs student could be on the way to losing tenure.
December 8, 2011 – McClatchy-Tribune

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