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edition 34 | 18-11-16

In the UK

LGBT bullying at 'high rate' in Scotland's schools

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pupils are still experiencing high rates of bullying in schools, according to campaigners.

Majority of headteachers say parents have abused their school and staff online

Some 15 per cent of headteachers surveyed said they had been a direct victim of cyberbullying in the past year.

'I'm scared to go to school': More children than ever seek counselling for online bullying

The number of children needing counselling for online bullying has increased by 88 per cent in five years.

Children see 'worrying' amount of hate speech online

One in three internet users between the ages of 12 and 15 say they saw "hate speech" online in the past year, according to Ofcom's latest survey of children's media habits.

Online bullying counselling on increase, says Childline

The number of children and young people needing counselling about online bullying has increased by 88% over five years, according to a helpline.

In the US

Why one Mississippi district ditched textbooks for laptops

Superintendent says new technology improving academics, behaviour.

Sex offenders banned from child and teen sections of libraries

Designated child areas would be “prominently marked with
signage uniform across all” 78 Chicago public libraries.

College- and career-ready expectations for students with disabilities

New report analyzing the diplomas available to students with disabilities in each state for the graduating class of 2015.

Op-Ed: To close gap in STEM pipeline, engage families

Going beyond 'sign up, pay for and drop off' STEM experiences is necessary to ensure long-term STEM success.

One Chicago Summer Jobs program looks to businesses for help

Mayor Rahm Emanuel implored Chicago’s business community to open their doors to young people by participating in a city-sponsored summer jobs program.

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