GLSEN reports that support for the Safe Schools Improvement Act increased in 2013, including endorsements from two key Republican senators. read more
The Task Force applauds the reintroduction of the bipartisan Safe Schools Improvement Act (SSIA) S. 403 in the U.S. Senate this week by Sens. Robert Casey (D-Pa.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.). The legislation would require schools and districts receiving federal funds to adopt policies that prohibit bullying and harassment, including the categories of actual or [...]
Today the White House thoughtfully picked the Day Of Silence to endorse the federal Student Non-Discrimination Act (SNDA) and the Safe Schools Improvement Act. Chris Geidner reports at Metro Weekly : White House spokesman Shin Inouye tells Metro Weekly, "The President and his Administration have taken many steps to address the issue of bullying. Show More Summary
Following a White House screening of the documentary Bully, President Obama endorsed both the Safe Schools Improvement Act and the Student Non-Discrimination Act. The president made the announcement on Friday, the 17th annual Day ofShow More Summary
President Obama today announced his support for the Safe Schools Improvement Act and Student Non-Discrimination Act, federal legislation aimed at combating anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) bullying and discrimination in our nation’s schools. Show More Summary
The White House today endorsed two anti-bullying bills pending in Congress, the Student Non-Discrimination Act (SNDA) and the Safe Schools Improvement Act (SSIA). The timing of the endorsements coincides with both the Day of Silence and a White House screening of the new documentary Bully.
Good news from the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN): On GLSEN’s Day of Silence, President Obama Announces Support for the Safe Schools Improvement Act and the Student Non-Discrimination Act NEW YORK - April 20, 2012 - Today, on...
A congresswoman out of California introduced the Safe Schools Improvement Act during the week of April 11, the measure is meant to combat bullying. The Safe Schools Improvement Act (SSIA) would amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to require...
It’s fitting that the Safe Schools Improvement Act was just reintroduced in the U.S. Senate and the Student Non-Discrimination Act was reintroduced in both chambers of Congress. A year ago today, we were reminded of the harassment and discrimination that many LGBT students face in school when Constance McMillen’s story made its way onto our radar.
Just as the White House is about to host the first-ever bullying conference, Sens. Bob Casey (D-PA) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) have introduced the bipartisan Safe Schools Improvement Act, which would require any school or district that receives federal dollars "to adopt codes of conduct specifically prohibiting bullying and harassment. The act would ensure that [...]
Today HRC along with the National Education Association applauded the reintroduction of the Safe Schools Improvement Act (SSIA) in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Robert Casey (D-PA) and Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL). SSIA would amend the Elementary...Show More Summary
Clay Aiken is showing his support for anti-bullying legislation brought up in the House and Senate! The 31-year-old singer teamed up with GLSEN to back the Safe Schools Improvement Act and the Student Non-Discrimination Act. “I never had someone who told me that it was okay to be different…that it was okay to be me. What I [...]
A call for support of anti-bullying efforts and the The Safe Schools Improvement Act. Last Sunday a 30 year old gay man was lured into a house in the Bronx where he thought he would be attending a party. Instead, he was tortured and sodomized by a group of teenagers and young adults. He was [...]
The Huffington Post published today a response by Candi Cushman, education analyst for CitizenLink, addressing a Sept. 8 column by Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and sponsor of the Safe Schools Improvement Act. If passed, this measure would affect most K-12 schools nationwide, mandating that they insert special protections for categories, such as sexual orientation [...]
The Safe Schools Improvement Act – which was introduced this week by Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa. – defines bullying as, hostile conduct based on someone’s actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity, among other attributes. Casey’s bill mirrors the one introduced in the House by Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Calif. A spokesman for the Gay, [...]
Today, Senator Robert Casey (D-PA) introduced the Safe Schools Improvement Act (SSIA) in the U.S. Senate. The SSIA would amend the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (part of the No Child Left Behind Act) to require schools...Show More Summary
A version of the Safe Schools Improvement Act, which supporters are calling anti-bullying legislation, is set to be introduced before the July 4 recess by Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa.
The following is a snippet from a new article wherein the Traditional Values Coalition's Andrea Lafferty condemns the proposed Safe Schools Improvement Act, a piece of federal legislation meant to increase protections for all kids, including those who happen to...