LAUSD helps create model anti-bullying campaign for Japan
After a rash of suicides by local teenagers’ hanging themselves, jumping off rooftops and throwing themselves in front of subways, the mayor of Nagoya, Japan turned to LA Unified for help, and what he got is an anti-bullying campaign that is now a model for schools in Japan. Holly Priebe-Diaz, who helped put together the LAUSD anti-bullying...
By Mike Szymanski | January 8, 2016
Anti-bullying campaign gets personal for LAPD and students
An LA Unified anti-bullying campaign for at-risk youth that includes an innovative arts program culminated today in an emotional speech by a father, whose 11-year-old son killed himself after being bullied. Students, teachers, even police officers had tears in their eyes at Bret Hart Preparatory Middle School. For some of the officers, it got personal....
By Mike Szymanski | November 4, 2015
Report: Majority of school districts lack LGBT anti-bullying policies
A majority of American school districts have no policies protecting LGBT students from bullying, with California also coming in on the low-end, according to a new report that looked at the anti-bulliing policies of districts across the nation. The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) analyzed the policies of 13,000 districts in all 50 states...
By Craig Clough | July 16, 2015