Tag Archives: Safe Schools Improvement Act

White House Bullying Conference Urges Action

Shannon Cuttle shares her experience at the White House’s conference on bullying, pointing out there is still a lot of work to be done.

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Left Behind in 2010

Shannon Cuttle reminds us that despite the progress of 2010, it was still a very tough year for our nation’s youth, who continue to need support as we work towards truly safe schools.

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President Obama Can’t Talk About Gay or Trans Folks With Conviction, And Other Bluffs

At an MTV Town Hall this afternoon, President Obama answered several questions about the LGBT community, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, and bullying/cyber-bullying. It was full of spin and a complete lack of conviction about the LGBT community. Not only was it as if he just learned what sexual orientation is last week, it was also […]

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It Takes A Village

[Shannon Cuttle is an educator, school administrator, safe schools advocate and trainer, community organizer, and policy wonk.] The official start to back to school this year was on September 7th, the day after Labor Day. Students everywhere packed up new notebooks, crayons and pencils and headed off to school all over the country. Some would […]

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Beyond Vigils: Ending Bullying At All Levels

It’s not enough to just be sad. We have to want change. We have to see the depths of our problems and take positive steps to address them.

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How CNN’s Excuse for “Journalism” is Hurting the LGBTQ Community

Have you heard this “new” nonsense from Focus on the Family? Using the same old fear-mongering about “teaching children homophobia,” they have a new bullying campaign called “True Tolerance.” The gist of this program is that they oppose all bullying, but don’t think anything should ever be said about sexual orientation/homophobia. In other words, their […]

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