Tuesday, September 4, 2012

With New School Year Comes Another Attempt To Curb Bullying

Hartford Courant (Hartford, CT) September 1, 2012

"Bullying has been a target of Connecticut educators and lawmakers since at least 2002, when a 12-year-old hanged himself after being repeatedly being picked on at school.
A number of laws aimed at eliminating bullying — including requirements that school districts report incidents to the state — have been passed since Daniel Scruggs killed himself. But local education officials acknowledge that fighting bullying has been a daunting task.
As students head back into Connecticut classrooms, another round of anti-bullying legislation, passed last year, has taken effect, with districts required to pay closer attention to complaints through more-thorough reporting and prompt parental notification." Read More

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