Topics :: safe schools
By JUDY LIN | Saturday Jul 9, 2011
California lawmakers on Tuesday sent the governor a bill that would make the state the first requiring public schools to include the contributions of gays and lesbians in social studies curriculum.
By Lisa Leff | Wednesday Dec 22, 2010
Federal education officials are investigating a school district in a Central California town where a 13-year-old boy committed suicide after allegedly being harassed by classmates because he was gay, a spokesman for Education Secretary Arne Duncan confirmed Tuesday.
Wednesday Nov 24, 2010
There’s probable cause that a school board failed to stop the bullying of a student over his perceived sexual orientation, the state’s Civil Rights Division said today, one day after New Jersey lawmakers passed what advocates said was the nation’s toughest anti-bullying bill.
By Geoff Mulvihill | Tuesday Nov 23, 2010
A law against bullying in schools, which advocates call the nation’s toughest because it requires schools to develop anti-harassment programs, was approved Monday in New Jersey.
By Angela Delli Santi | Tuesday Nov 16, 2010
Sixteen-year-old Matthew Zimmer told lawmakers at a hearing Monday on toughening New Jersey’s anti-bullying law that he withdrew from his public high school to escape being tormented because he’s gay.
’Girls Just Wanna Have... An Education’ :: Okla. Teen Lesbians Say They Are Barred from Finishing School
By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Nov 16, 2010
Two lesbian teenagers in Del City, OK, say that they have been denied an education by a high school principal who refuses to allow one, a dropout, to return--and allegedly kicked the other one out of school when he found out she was a lesbian.
By Kilian Melloy | Monday Nov 15, 2010
A young gay student was one of a number of supporters who stuck up for an embattled schoolteacher in Michigan during a Nov. 8 Board of Education meeting.
By Meghan Barr | Thursday Nov 11, 2010
An Ohio school district being sued by two families who claim their children’s deaths were caused by bullying has asked a federal judge to dismiss one of the lawsuits.
By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Nov 2, 2010
A Michigan teacher has been accused of bullying students in an incident sparked by the teacher himself wearing a purple shirt in a gesture of support toward gay students who suffer at the hands of bullies.
By Andrew Dalton | Wednesday Oct 27, 2010
Half of high school students say they’ve bullied someone in the past year, and nearly half say they’ve been the victim of bullying, according to a national study released Tuesday.