Friday, October 28th, 2016

New Survey Examines Trends in Biased Language and Bullying

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Bullying, Courses, Programs, Social Media, Student Violence, Student Well-Being

In collaboration with YouthTruth, the Gay, Lesbian and State Education Network (GLSEN) surveyed more than 1,300 students ages 13 to 18 and more than 1,000 teachers to collect data about instances of biased language and bullying based on race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, body size, gender, religion, ability, economic status and gender expression. GLSEN used the results […]

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Thursday, October 20th, 2016

PublicSchoolWORKS Takes Home a Gold Stevie®

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Awards, Courses

We are ECSTATIC – our Staff Training System won a Gold Stevie® in the Staff Training Solution category in the first Stevie Awards for Great Employers! We have won several Silver and Bronze Stevies in other areas including customer service, various systems and for our leadership, but this is our first Gold Stevie and it […]

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Thursday, October 6th, 2016

U.S. DOE Launches Stance Against Religious Discrimination

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: Bullying, Social Media, Student Violence, Student Well-Being

Discrimination based on religion and ethnicity has seen a dramatic increase, specifically in the last year. According to a recent Huffington Post article, this is due to the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, as well as the media’s coverage of the election. A report published by the Georgetown University’s Bridge Initiative found […]

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Thursday, October 6th, 2016

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Posted by Rachael Ballard Filed under: *Hot Topics*, Bullying, Student Violence, Student Well-Being

How prevalent is bullying in schools? According to the National Center for Education Statistics, approximately 22 percent of students between 12–18 years old reported being bullied at school in 2013. Of those students, more than half reported being made fun of, called names, or insulted half reported being the subject of rumors 20 percent reported […]

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