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July 17, 2015

School Bullying Policies Fall Short, Fail to Protect All Students, Report Says

A new report finds that many school districts lack bullying policies, despite state laws requiring them. And the policies that are in place often overlook LGBT students.

July 14, 2015

Title IX Already Protects LGBT Students, Amendment Unnecessary, Group Says

The U.S. Senate voted down an amendment designed to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students from discrimination and harassment in public schools. But such protections are already required under Title IX, the National School Boards Association said.

July 14, 2015

Cyberbullying Is Now a Crime in New Zealand. Is That the Right Approach?

A New Zealand law sets penalties, including fines and jail time, for "harmful digital communication." But experts say criminalizing cyberbullying is problematic and possibly counterproductive.

July 09, 2015

Student Fights, Fear of Harm at School Have Declined, Newest Federal Data Show

A new report released today includes the most recent federal data on issues like school-related deaths, student victimization, bullying, drugs, and school safety measures.

July 08, 2015

LGBT Student Bullying Protections to Be Included in ESEA Reauthorization Debate

The forthcoming bullying debate will prompt the first votes on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues since the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the right to same-sex marriage.

May 15, 2015

School Bullying: Education Department Touts Drop in National Rate

The U.S. Department of Education found cause to celebrate after one federal measure of bullying dropped to its lowest rate since agencies began tracking it in 2005.

April 03, 2015

The Absolute Best School Climate Blogging (This Week): Fight Over Discipline Edition

Charter school founder Eva Moskowitz once again squares off against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, this time criticizing his approach to school discipline. Plus links on mascots, trauma, and bullies.

March 20, 2015

The Absolute Best School Climate Blogging (This Week): Bad Adult Behavior Edition

It's hard to teach kids to treat their peers with kindness when they see such a lack of empathy in adults. Plus, links on pre-k attendance, gender nonconformity and school dress codes, and more.

March 16, 2015

Cyberbullying: Powerful Video Shows the Emotional Effects on Students

When celebrities read mean tweets about them, it's funny. When kids do it, it becomes a powerful demonstration of the effects of cyberbullying.

March 11, 2015

Montana, the Only State Without an Anti-Bullying Law, Might Adopt One

There will be an anti-bullying law in every state if Montana lawmakers approve a bill this legislative session. The proposal is less detailed and definitive than the policies in place in other states.

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