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March 13, 2019
Bullying in New York City goes undercounted due to confusion about what incidents to report, audit finds
Confusion among principals and teachers about just what constitutes bullying is one reason New York City schools are not doing enough to track…
Bullying in schools
January 9, 2019
New research finds link between districts that voted Trump and racist bullying post-election
The study offers some hard evidence that the post-election months were a more fraught time in many schools.
August 31, 2018
Young lives lost: Suicide prevention efforts expand slowly and cautiously in elementary schools
After the suicide of a 9-year-old Denver boy, lawmakers and educators are grappling with the realization that children need more mental health support.
August 1, 2018
New York City schools agree to bullying reforms in wake of lawsuit
A legal settlement calling on the education department to do more to address bullying in schools was approved this week by a judge,…
June 18, 2018
More bullying reported at New York City schools, study shows
More New York City students say there is bullying in their schools, a report released Monday showed. The findings also revealed that…
June 1, 2018
How many bullying complaints were reported at your New York City high school this year?
“We keep hearing about bullying cases without any firm data to inform policymakers.”
mental health matters
February 14, 2018
Colorado lawmakers say yes to anti-bullying policies but no to suicide prevention efforts
Trembling as he described his family’s loss, Ashawnty Davis’s uncle said better anti-bullying policies would give some meaning to his niece’s death.
Show me the money
November 13, 2017
How should New York spend billions in education funds? Top policymakers start to give their answer.
A main focus of their preliminary requests is the major new school-improvement plan they were required to create under federal law.
Updated October 30, 2017
After fatal Bronx school stabbing, New York City launches new anti-bullying programs
The $8 million suite of initiatives will include a new online bullying-reporting tool, staff trainings, and funding for LGBTQ student clubs.
respect for all
September 29, 2017
Schools’ response to bullying is questioned after fatal school stabbing
After reports that an 18-year-old student who is accused of killing his classmate was bullied, questions have emerged about bullying prevention across the city.
the trump effect
December 8, 2016
After Trump’s election, activists call on education officials to expand anti-bias training
“All city agencies must have a plan — that must include the Department of Education.”
November 18, 2016
After ‘disturbing incidents’ post-election, New York officials urge schools to block bullying
New York state’s education officials are calling on schools to make sure students feel safe in the wake of a wave of post-election bullying and harassment.
getting the facts
September 8, 2016
Public advocate calls for increased transparency on school bullying, sexual harassment
James revealed a three-point campaign, including a vow to introduce legislation that would require the Department of Education to publicize more information.
respect for all
September 18, 2014
LGBT students get support from Fariña, but more is needed, advocates say
In the span of just a few months this year, the city's schools became more welcoming places for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, advocates and lawmakers said Wednesday. But the city could still do much more.
October 25, 2013
New campaign targets athletes, student leaders to promote inclusive culture
A statewide campaign launched in 2013 asked high school athletes to take a lead role in building an inclusive culture for LGBT students at their schools.
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