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Survey: School Bullying Lowest in 10 Years

By The Associated Press — May 19, 2015 1 min read

Fewer students say they are being bullied at school. Those who are bullied are more likely to be girls than boys and more likely to be white than minority students.

The U.S. Department of Education announced survey results last week that found 22 percent of students age 12 to 18 said they were bullied in 2013. The figure, down 6 percentage points from 2011, is the lowest level since the National Center for Education Statistics began surveying students on bullying in 2005.

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A version of this article appeared in the May 20, 2015 edition of Education Week as Survey: School Bullying Lowest in 10 Years

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