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School Bullies Prey on Children with Autism

Connie Anderson didn’t know what was bothering her 17-year-old son, a Baltimore-area high school senior with Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism. He was usually a diligent student, but his grades began to plummet.

“He was starting to go downhill fast,” Ms. Anderson said. “His grades were crashing, and he wasn’t able to focus.”

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Schools Looking to End Bullying in N.C. School District

Gaston County Schools wants to start a chain reaction of caring one student at a time.

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Unsung Heroes

Guidance counselors, sometimes underappreciated in difficult budgetary times, are feeling more respect in their quest to combat bullying.

Bullying on the Big Screen

Lee Hirsch, director of the film Bully, talks about the difficulty administrators face in changing school climate.
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Schools Grapple with Bullying

The bullying epidemic continues, even as a multi-pronged crackdown by states and educators gathers steam.

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Cuomo Signs New Law Against Cyberbullying

School districts will be required to establish protocols to curb online bullying or harassment of students under legislation signed Monday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, but "cyberbullying" won't constitute a specific criminal charge.

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Incident on School Bus, at Stop Leads to Lawsuit Against Palm Beach County School District

A high school student who was assaulted after standing up to bullies is now suing the School District of Palm Beach County (Fla.) for not upholding its own anti-bullying policy.

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Fair Lawn (N.J.) School District to Receive Anti-Bullying Funds

The Fair Lawn (N.J.) School District will receive $4,283 to assist with addressing the state’s anti-bullying law.

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Chicago Schools Moves to Crack Down on Bullying

School staff and students who see a child bullying another would be required to report it, and accusations of such behavior would have to be investigated within 10 school days under a proposed Chicago Public School Student Code of Conduct that includes a crackdown on the hot-button problem.

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