Monday, September 10, 2012

Schools Tackling Bullies, But Can't Do It Alone

Hartford Courant (Hartford, CT) September 7, 2012

"Bullying in school is a serious, widespread problem. According to the General Assembly's Commission on Children, 25 percent of Connecticut high school students say they have been bullied.
But schools and school districts can do only so much. As with other problems facing public education, real change will come only with cooperation and advocacy at home.
Laws passed by the state legislature last year will reduce school bullying. Every public school must appoint a 'safe school climate' committee and specialist to monitor bullying. In addition, each school district must create a safe school climate coordinator to, among other things, act as a liaison between the district and the state Department of Education." Read More

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