National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

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ed-news-colorPress Release from the U.S. Department of Education.

Bullying of Students with Disabilities Addressed in Guidance to America’s Schools

10/21/2014 10:17 AM EDT

 

As part of National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today issued guidance to schools reminding them that bullying is wrong and must not be tolerated – including against America’s 6.5 million students with disabilities.

“While there is broad consensus that bullying cannot be tolerated, the sad reality is that bullying persists in our schools today, especially for students with disabilities.  Basic decency and respect demand that our schools ensure that all their students learn in a safe environment. I look forward to continuing our work with schools to address and reduce incidents of bullying so that no student is limited in his or her ability to participate in and benefit from all that our educational programs have to offer.”

Catherine E. Lhamon Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

Please read the guidance to all public schools at: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-bullying-201410.pdf

 

Rosemary Manges

Rosemary Manges, Program Coordinator for Inclusive Services, has over 39 years of educational experience ranging from the public school classroom, administration, preparing pre-service teachers at the college level to development of policy at TEA. She is in her 10th year at Region 10.

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