Category: Prevention

Protect the Rights of LGBTQ Students

It’s more than just bullying…   Bullying of LGBTQ students leads to discrimination and the denial of equal access to a public education.  A student must feel safe in school in order to fulfill his or her full academic potential.   Adolescence is writhe with change. A complex array of physical, mental, emotional and social changes enwraps the adolescent brain… Read more →

Bullying of Students with Special Needs, Discrimination and Denial of FAPE

Bullying of students with special needs, discrimination and denial of FAPE This entry is developed from a collection of “Dear Colleague” letters as issued by the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights. The purpose of this entry is to provide educators with a summary of requirements and guidance as provided by the United States Department of Education, Office… Read more →

Screaming from the rooftops to all educators. It’s more than just bullying…

This is the second installment of a series of posts devoted to the protecting New Jersey’s students from acts of harassment, intimidation, bullying, discrimination and self-harm. Screaming from the rooftops to all educators. It’s more than just bullying… School administrators who employ the “either-or” process of compartmentalizing a student’s behavior based on the “box” that the administrator is either most… Read more →

It’s more than bullying…

This is the first installment of a series of posts devoted to the protecting New Jersey’s students from acts of harassment, intimidation, bullying, discrimination and self-harm.  It’s more than bullying. Protecting students from acts of…   Each morning about 1.8 million New Jersey students (20% of the state’s population) stretch and yawn as the new day’s sun paints a golden glow across the… Read more →

Challenges to an effective coordinated system of intervention and referral services

The three common obstacles to developing and implementing an effective coordinated system of intervention and referral services are people, their processes and the tools they use. New Jersey Administrative Code 6A:16-8.1 requires all school districts to have a system of intervention and referral services as follows: “District boards of education shall [must] establish and implement a coordinated system in each… Read more →