| Feb 23, 2015
| 6:30 PM
As local school districts and public-safety officials move onward with initiatives to prevent violence from reaching classrooms, state lawmakers have announced plans to work with mental health professionals to help children with mental illness in the...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 4:22 PM
Just last year, a 12-year-old male cheerleader in Northern California decided he had had enough of the taunts and bullying that had tormented him for years, and he took his own life.
As a community, we grieve together in the face of such a loss. The pain...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 6:50 AM
Every Friday, about 250 students across Northwest Indiana receive a little something extra in their backpacks and their bellies.
Packages of graham crackers, shelf-stable milk, juice, fruit cups, individual servings of soup and other items are quietly...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 10:25 AM
A member of the Philadelphia Eagles who stutters tells a Philadelphia teenager that even though she has a stutter that shouldn’t prevent her from following her dreams on the 4th Annual NFL Characters Unite, a documentary airing at 7 p.m. Friday on...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 11:42 AM
Local school districts are unlikely to follow the lead of Triad Community Schools Unit District 2 in downstate Madison County, whose officials have interpreted a new law as meaning they can collect students' social media passwords to investigate...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 8:15 PM
Montana legislators on Wednesday considered whether to join every other state in the nation in putting anti-bullying policy into law.
A bill introduced by Rep. Kimberly Dudik, a Missoula Democrat, in the Montana House Education Committee would define...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 4:57 PM
A new law will force state schools to investigate reports of cyberbullying — even when it happens outside of school.
The law, which took effect Jan. 1, doesn't tell schools how to investigate cyberbullying. And it doesn't ask school officials to...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 2:59 PM
Officials in a Downers Grove school district failed to prevent a girl from being bullied by fellow students starting when she was a first-grader, according to a lawsuit filed this week.
The suit, filed Monday in DuPage County, names Downers Grove...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 7:09 AM
When a middle-class Jewish boy from New York enrolled at a Swiss boarding school in 1971, the lessons in swordsmanship and elocution were hardly the strangest things he encountered. Unchaperoned boys were often sent with minimal supplies on expeditions...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 4:30 PM
Faced with an increasing number of complaints about bullying, sexual harassment and segregation in schools, U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly has created a partnership to address civil rights infractions in educational settings.
Daly said her office...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 12:20 PM
More than half a dozen Highland Park-area agencies have launched a "We Stand Together HP" campaign against bullying, believing strength in numbers and awareness are crucial to combating the problem.
The Highland Park campaign's week of events...