In a rare and forceful act of advocacy, an Iowa newspaper devoted the entire front page of its Sunday edition to an anti-bullying editorial after a gay teen committed suicide.
The death of a 14-year-old northwest Iowa student has prompted discussion by relatives, school officials and others about the bullying that is being blamed for his suicide. The family of Kenneth Weishuhn, of Primgahr, says he was harassed at school after he told people that he was gay.
A nonprofit group is engineering a recess revolution at schools across the country, including nine in the Twin Cities.
On Friday we were joined by Lee Hirsch, the director of, “The Bully Project”. You can learn more about the documentary and the controversy over the film’s rating at their website. Also, listen to the […]
Students and parents involved in a lawsuit against the state’s largest school district call Monday night’s settlement a turning point.
Top officials with Minnesota’s largest school are welcoming the settlement of two lawsuits over a policy that was criticized for failing to protect students from bullying.
Students can’t learn if they don’t feel safe. That was one of the messages at Monday’s summit on bullying.
The Anoka-Hennepin School board will vote Monday night on an agreement reached over lawsuits brought against the school district by six students.
A St. Paul mother says a bully is targeting her daughter. Karen Thornburg is now worried for her child’s life.
Students against bullying rallied at the Capitol Saturday, demanding tougher laws against bullying.
The school board in Minnesota’s largest school district tried once again Monday to craft a replacement for its policy that requires teachers to stay neutral when issues of sexual orientation come up in class.
The teachers union in Minnesota’s largest school district urged its school board Monday night to drop a proposed policy on handling controversial topics in the classroom, saying educators should be trusted to mediate student discussions about sexual orientation and other issues.
The Anoka-Hennepin School Board is set to consider on Monday night a replacement for its policies on religion and sexual orientation in the district.
Some teachers in the Anoka-Hennepin school district say new guidelines which encourage the discussion of controversial topics in the classroom could help improve the atmosphere for gay and lesbian students.
The push for tougher anti-bullying law in Minnesota has an important new supporter. On Tuesday, Gov. Mark Dayton announced he is creating a task force to come up with tough anti-bullying legislation.