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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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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
A national survey finds that, when it comes to sexual harassment in school, many students don't know where to draw the line.
November 9, 2011 – Education Week
Most states have laws addressing bullying but now federal lawmakers are getting in the game.
November 2, 2011 – Education Week
Lawrence Knowles explores whether overuse of the term "bullying" is undermining efforts to stop the real thing.
October 26, 2011 – Education Week
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 19, 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 14, 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 31, 2011 – Education Week

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