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Antibullying Law Gets More Support, Inches Closer to Passage

GLSEN reports that support for the Safe Schools Improvement Act increased in 2013, including endorsements from two key Republican senators. read more

Bipartisan Safe Schools Improvement Act introduced in the Senate

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 [...]

Obama Endorses Federal Anti-Bullying Law

3 years agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

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

President Obama Pushes for Safe Schools Act

3 years agoLGBT / Lesbian : SheWired.com

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 backs legislation to combat anti-LGBT bullying

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

Obama Endorses Two Anti-Bullying Bills

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.

White House eschews unsafe discrimination, supports Safe Schools

3 years agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

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 New Bill Introduced in Congress Attempts to Combat Bullying

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...

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