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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

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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
Educators need to be vigilant about bullying and to build positive school cultures to keep students safe and to head off tragedies, Mariam Azin writes.
August 7, 2013 – Education Week
New federal data points to declines in some forms of bullying behaviors in school—but not the overall rate.
June 12, 2013 – Education Week
A supportive environment can promote student achievement, and stress can be a hindrance, research and experience shows.
January 10, 2013 – Quality Counts
The new measure makes it a misdemeanor for students who commit various online offenses against school employees.
December 12, 2012 – Education Week
Schools, districts, and school boards should work together to develop comprehensive anti-bullying policies, Nicole Yetter writes.
November 14, 2012 – Education Week
November 14, 2012 – Education Week
Every school should create a suicide-prevention task force to head off tragedies, Genevieve LaFleur and Scott Poland write.
October 24, 2012 – Education Week
A new study suggests the typical elements of playground bullying Mom and Dad endured aren't always present in the cyberbullying that may affect their children.
June 13, 2012 – Digital Directions
The revelation by the social-networking giant spurs a flurry of both interest and concern among educators about the potential benefits and drawbacks if the company approves the move.
June 13, 2012 – Education Week

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