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Read: Study Finds 71 Percent of LGBTQ+ Youth Say Restrictive State Laws Negatively Impact Their Mental Health

Study Finds 71 Percent of LGBTQ+ Youth Say Restrictive State Laws Negatively Impact Their Mental Health

Additionally, many LGBTQ+ youth say the new policies or debates have resulted in them being bullied, harassed, and/or assaulted.

Read: U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Announces Resolution of Racial Harassment Investigation of Ottumwa Community School District

U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Announces Resolution of Racial Harassment Investigation of Ottumwa Community School District

OCR determined that during the course of school years 2020-21 and 2021-22 district students subjected a Black middle school student to racial harassment so pervasive that it constituted a racially hostile environment and that the district failed to take necessary steps to protect the student.

Read: Are We Focusing Too Much on the Intruder Threat to School Security?

Are We Focusing Too Much on the Intruder Threat to School Security?

Studies have found that in more than 43% of K-12 campus shootings, the gunman was currently enrolled at the school.

Read: CU Boulder Receives $2 Million Grant to Support Colorado K-12 Schools

CU Boulder Receives $2 Million Grant to Support Colorado K-12 Schools

The STOP School Violence grant funding will help schools implement anti-bullying programs and mental health resources to prevent violence.

Read: U.S. Dept. of Ed OCR Announces Resolution of Racial Harassment Investigation of Peoria USD in Arizona

U.S. Dept. of Ed OCR Announces Resolution of Racial Harassment Investigation of Peoria USD in Arizona

OCR found that although administrators and teachers at the school were aware of widespread harassment, the district repeatedly responded ineffectively, or not at all, to reported harassment.

Read: 44% of K-12 Parents Fear for Their Children’s Safety at School, Poll Finds

44% of K-12 Parents Fear for Their Children’s Safety at School, Poll Finds

The poll also found that 20% of K-12 students have articulated concerns about their own safety while in school.

Read: UPDATE: 2 Virginia High School Football Players Charged with Simple Assault Over Hazing

UPDATE: 2 Virginia High School Football Players Charged with Simple Assault Over Hazing

Three more high school football teams are under investigation for alleged hazing and bullying incidents.

Read: U.S. Dept of Ed OCR Announces Resolution of Anti-Semitic Harassment Investigation of Kyrene School District #28

U.S. Dept of Ed OCR Announces Resolution of Anti-Semitic Harassment Investigation of Kyrene School District #28

The district violated Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by failing to respond appropriately to on-going anti-Semitic harassment of a student.

Read: Huntsville City Schools Settles Bullying Lawsuit for $250,000

Huntsville City Schools Settles Bullying Lawsuit for $250,000

On multiple occasions, three students held the eight-year-old down on the ground and punched him repeatedly, says the lawsuit.

Read: Schools Had Most Shootings in 2 Decades, According to New Federal Report

Schools Had Most Shootings in 2 Decades, According to New Federal Report

Despite the rise in shootings, nonfatal criminal victimizations dropped from 51 to 11 per 1,000 students, ages 12-18 over the past ten years.

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