Saturday, February 2, 2013
Parkway North Senior, Emily Ladig 2013, created an anti-bullying video for The Freshman Project. Here is the You tube link, too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBDE954cPqc
Parkway North High School senior, Emily Ladig, created an anti-bullying video for The Freshman Project. Maryland Heights Patch would like to congratulate Ladig on an excellent video for an excellent cause!
Thursday, May 24, 2012
A new pamphlet by the National School Boards Association spells out guidelines school officials should use to combat bullying, an issue many St. Louis-area schools have dealt with.
New guidelines from the National School Boards Association, released this week, spell out ways school officials should address the issue of bullying in their classrooms, while protecting the First Amendment rights of students. The guidelines (PDF) start with the free speech issue: "The fact that some speech deeply upsets, offends or angers some citizens is not a justification for banning or limiting the speech....In general, a listener is free to avoid hateful speech, to turn away, and, of course, to respond and to challenge it. But listeners may not insist that government silence the speech." (Please see the PDF file attached to this article for more details.) An article in Education Week notes that "the new guidelines were produced by …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Merna Youssef will be honored Dec. 10 by the St. Louis Coalition of Human Rights.
"Freedom from bullying is a human right. It is a human right because everyone is equal no matter what. It is also a human right because no one has to fit in or be like others to be treated the same way." You probably won't find these words in a universal treatise on human rights anywhere. At least not yet. But Parkway Northeast Middle School 8th grade student Merna Youssef is well on her way. Youssef, 13, has been recognized by the St. Louis Coalition of Human Rights as the first place winner of the Missouri Human Rights Essay Contest. Entitled, "How Does Bullying Affect the Right to Personal Security?" Youssef describes a narrative in her essay that spans generations and even continents. Her family arrived from Egypt when she was nine …