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School Climate & Safety What School Is Like for LGBTQ Students, By the Numbers
Here are survey statistics on harassment, support, and fears experienced by LGBTQ students during pandemic-era schooling.
Eesha Pendharkar, October 25, 2022
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School Climate & Safety Some Breaks From Bullying, But Fewer Supports: How LGBTQ Students Fared in the Pandemic
A survey finds that LGBTQ students missed out on in-school supports in 2020-21, and a trend of declining harassment leveled off.
Eesha Pendharkar, October 18, 2022
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School Climate & Safety Opinion How A Texas Teen Turned Bias and Body-Shaming into Advocacy and Action
A 19-year-old student activist can teach educators lessons about how to inform and empower students.
Jinnie Spiegler, August 21, 2022
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Classroom Technology Teachers Demand Answers From Social Media Companies: ‘What’s It Going to Do to Our Kids?'
Social media companies must address platforms' impact on kids' mental health and data privacy, educators say.
Alyson Klein, July 14, 2022
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School Climate & Safety School Crime and Safety: What a Decade of Federal Data Show
Cyberbullying, behavioral issues, and shootings were among the top concerns in a report through 2019-20 school year.
Libby Stanford, July 8, 2022
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School Climate & Safety What the Research Says Bullying Dropped as Students Spent Less Time in In-Person Classes During Pandemic
Researchers based their findings on an analysis of internet searches on online and school-based harassment.
Sarah D. Sparks, January 10, 2022
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School Climate & Safety Violence, Hate Crimes in Schools Surged in Pre-COVID Period, Federal Watchdog Finds
Data from several years preceding the pandemic sketched a troubling trajectory, the Government Accountability Office found.
Andrew Ujifusa, November 29, 2021
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Butler County Sheriff Deputies stand on the scene at Madison Local Schools, in Madison Township in Butler County, Ohio, after a school shooting on Feb. 29, 2016.
Sheriff deputies were on the scene of a shooting at Madison Local Schools, in Butler County, Ohio, in 2016.
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School Climate & Safety What the Research Says A Hallmark of School Shooters: Long History of Social Rejection
New research finds that shooters in K-12 schools are more often "failed joiners" than loners.
Sarah D. Sparks, September 8, 2021
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Student Well-Being Webinar Making Connections on Student Mental Health in the Pandemic
The pandemic has made it more challenging for students who are struggling with mental health needs to find support at school—even when adults know they exist. A new nationally representative survey conducted by the EdWeek
April 7, 2021
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Student Well-Being From Our Research Center When School Goes Remote, Many LGBTQ Students Lose a Safe Space
School can be an affirming environment for many LGBTQ young people, and the absence of in-person instruction has been difficult.
Madeline Will, March 31, 2021
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Privacy & Security Q&A What Educators Should Know About Digital Self-Harm During Hybrid and Remote Learning
Some research suggests the phenomenon known as "digital self-harm" is on the rise and schools need to address it more directly.
Mark Lieberman, February 16, 2021
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Law & Courts Federal Appeals Court Lets Lawsuit Proceed Against Educators in Student's Suicide
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, in Cincinnati, rules in the case of a 3rd grader who killed himself after repeated bullying.
Mark Walsh, December 30, 2020
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School Climate & Safety Should Schools Still Play Dodgeball?
Lively debate persists around this playground game, which opponents say is ripe territory for bullies and which supporters argue builds skills like teamwork and resilience.
Arianna Prothero, December 10, 2019
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Federal Clashing Views on Civil Rights Data Proposal
Proposed changes to the massive trove of civil rights data the U.S. Department of Education collects from every public school in the country has drawn organized praise from advocates concerned about anti-Semitism in schools.
Evie Blad, November 26, 2019
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