Spotlight on Bullying

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The Education Week Spotlight on Bullying is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • How school and district leaders can prevent, identify, and respond to bullying
  • State legislation aimed at protecting students from harassment
  • Research on the impact of bullying on academic achievement
  • Understanding how to recognize and respond to cyberbullying

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Recent high-profile incidents prompt school- and district-level leaders to focus anew on prevention, intervention, and response.
May 12, 2010 – Education Week

Most states have laws addressing bullying but now federal lawmakers are getting in the game.
November 2, 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

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

An emerging body of research is focusing on the subtler forms of bullying that teachers sometimes miss.
February 2, 2011 – Education Week

Bystanders, teachers, and parents are seen as important players in creating a better, or worse, school climate.
May 19, 2010 – Education Week

Experts say getting students to help support school policies to prevent cyberbullying is crucial for those measures to be effective.
February 9, 2011 – Digital Directions

At least 44 states have anti-bullying laws, but the cyberbullying aspects of those measures run the gamut from effective to window dressing to possibly unconstitutional.
February 9, 2011 – Digital Directions

Lawrence Knowles explores whether overuse of the term "bullying" is undermining efforts to stop the real thing.
October 26, 2011 – Education Week

Lawyer and technology expert Nancy E. Willard examines the impact of this growing social problem on schools, and offers guidance on some chief areas of concern.
June 30, 2010 – Education Week

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