Month: February 2011

Letter to the Editor: Stop tragic stories of bullying with training, new legislation

Several bills in the General Assembly hope to reduce and prevent bullying and youth suicide. More and more tragic stories are coming to light of extreme cases of bullying that have led to criminal trials and youth taking their own lives to escape the torment. Most recently, a youth was arrested for posting threats via …

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Put On Your Listening Ears….Parent Engagement Begins with Listening!

Remember when you were growing up and the teacher always said to “Put on your listening ears” whenever important things were being discussed? MCCOY’s Student Success Team thinks it’s time for the community to “put on our listening ears” and listen to what parent’s have to say about the success of their children. The research …

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Legislative Update 2/11/11

This week was quite busy for the General Assembly with hearings being rescheduled due to the weather last week and trying to get bills through before next week’s deadline of hearings scheduled in their house of origin. I had the privilege of providing testimony on Wednesday on SB538 Bullying Prevention in the Senate Education and …

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Legislative Update 2/7/11

Due to “Icemaggeddon 2011” last week, the legislative update was not available on Friday. We are sliding into this week, digging out from last and are looking oh-so forward to spring. Really. But, in the meantime, we have a lot of work to do. Here is a list of bills that have had recent movement: …

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