Tag: anti-bullying

Desperately Seeking Civility in Our Schools

Call a Spade a Spade First, one must not attempt to smooth over the jagged, razor-sharp edges of bullying behaviors and must be willing to call a spade a spade. Bullying in all forms is targeted aggression—plain and simple. Bullying is not an adolescent rite of passage. Bullying is not a character-building experience. Bullying prevention programs are not “softening” children.… Read more →

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 public education.  A student must feel safe in a school in order to fulfill his or her full academic potential.   Adolescence is writhed 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,… 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 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 comfortable… Read more →