“Researchers found that bullying at any age was associated with worse mental and physical health, increased depressive symptoms and lower self-worth. Participants who experienced chronic bullying also reported increased difficulties in physical activities like walking, running or participating in sports. Those who experienced bullying in the past and were also experiencing bullying in the…

    In May 2016, the Departments of Education and Justice, under the Obama Administration, issued guidance confirming their position that Title IX, the federal law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex, includes protection for transgender students. In February of 2017, the U.S. Department of Education’s directives concerning the rights of transgender students under…

    This summer, the Vermont Agency of Education released a memo outlining the implications of the United States Supreme Court decision Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District RE-1, 69 IDELR 174 (2017). This post will help parents and families in Vermont understand how administers and special education staff will apply the Court’s unanimous decision…

    Are teenagers today given the opportunity to make mistakes that won’t follow them for the rest of their lives or do laws on the books make childhood a criminal act? In 22 states and dozens of cities and towns across America, school disturbance is outlawed in some form. For example, South Dakota prohibits…

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