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Document Number: 9563

Addressing Bullying: State Guidance to Districts and Schools is Both Helpful and a Missed Opportunity - Renewed legislative attention on bullying has led state and local education agencies to enhance their focus on bullying. Some state education agencies have mainly implemented the letter of the law, others have used the legislation to expand attention to the problem. As another barrier to learning, bullying must be addressed and not pursued as just one more initiative rather than as a major opportunity to develop a comprehensive and cohesive system for addressing barriers to learning and teaching. (Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA, 2011)...

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