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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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Student Well-Being Teen Suicides Rising Sharply, Federal Data Show
Suicide rates increased by 76 percent for 15- to 19-year-olds between 2007 and 2017 and nearly tripled for 10- 14-year-olds, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Arianna Prothero, October 17, 2019
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School Climate & Safety Opinion How Our District Reimagined Special Education
We should have one nimble education system that serves all students, writes Colorado educator Steve Sandoval.
Steve Sandoval, September 16, 2019
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School Climate & Safety In Battle Against Bullies, Some Schools Target Parents
Looking for new ways to combat kids who bully, some communities are threatening to fine parents with no evidence that the approach is effective.
Hector Alejandro Arzate, September 3, 2019
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School Climate & Safety Why the Increase in Sexual Assaults Reported by Schools?
Experts said it's hard to say whether the increase is due to greater awareness spawned by the #MeToo movement or a real increase in incidents.
Héctor Alejandro Arzate, July 29, 2019
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Classroom Technology Social Media a Double-Edged Sword for Students With Disabilities, Study Finds
Students with disabilities were more likely to be both victims and perpetrators of cyberbullying, according to a study from the Ruderman Family Foundation.
Benjamin Herold, July 10, 2019
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School Climate & Safety Schools Are Deploying Massive Digital Surveillance Systems. The Results Are Alarming
To prevent shootings and suicides, K-12 schools are monitoring digital information, often with little regard for civil liberties.
Benjamin Herold, May 30, 2019
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School Climate & Safety One-Fifth of Children Experience Cyberbullying, According to Their Parents
Almost 20 percent of children, including some as young as 6-10, report being cyberbullied via social media sites and apps, according to a new study.
Sasha Jones, May 30, 2019
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Equity & Diversity Opinion The Hate We Create; The Hate We Ignore
It's on educators to consciously choose to work on our implicit and explicit biases to start undoing the systemic oppression that has led us here. In doing so, we can help our students hopefully create a world much more loving, inclusive, and safe than the one we've created for them now.
Christina Torres, May 20, 2019
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Equity & Diversity Heated Debate About Minority Rights Can Increase Bullying of LGBTQ Students, Study Finds
LGBTQ students are bullied more at school when the society around them is immersed in heated political debate about the rights of marginalized groups, according to a new study.
Catherine Gewertz, May 14, 2019
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School Climate & Safety Florida Passes Anti-Semitism Bill for Public Schools
A bill prohibiting anti-Semitism in Florida's public schools and universities is going to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.
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School Climate & Safety News in Brief Bullying and Criminal Acts at School Found to Continue Downward Trend
Amid public concerns about school safety fueled by high-profile school shootings, new federal data show reports of student fights, bullying, and other forms of victimization have continued a decades-long decline.
Evie Blad, April 30, 2019
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