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“Bully” Documentary a Catalyst for Action in Schools and Communities

April 12, 2012 by twalker  
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By Tim Walker In a scene in the acclaimed new documentary “Bully,” Kim Lockwood, asst.  principal of East Middle school in Sioux City, Iowa, wanders down the hallway after comforting a bullied student and wonders aloud,  “Tell me how to fix this. I don’t have any magic.” Later, the parents of 12-year-old Alex Libby meet [...]

No Name-Calling Week Spotlights How Words Can Hurt

January 19, 2012 by twalker  
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By Robert McNeely The burly student who gets into fist-fights and shoves kids into lockers may be the staple image of the school bully, but often bullies target their victims in much subtler ways – by name calling. Students have been emotionally scarred because of a few simple words that come out of a peer’s [...]

Bullying Takes Toll on Minority Student Achievement

September 7, 2011 by clong  
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By Cindy Long Victims of bullying can face a lifetime of psychological scars, but they also suffer academically, particularly Black and Latino students, according to new research. Educators know that bullied students are more likely to miss school, fall behind, and eventually drop out, but the new study, The Impact of School Bullying on Racial/Ethnic [...]

Can You Stand Up to Bullying?

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By Mary Ellen Flannery Just one caring adult can make all the difference in the world to a bullied child, research shows. One caring adult can keep them from dropping out of school. One caring adult can even save their life. NEA is asking you to be that adult. NEA’s Bully Free: It Starts With Me, [...]