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Cyber-Bullying in New Jersey

Posted by Frank Butterfield on Mar 6, 2015 8:22:16 PM

In New Jersey, bullying is a serious concern. The State of New Jersey is committed to eradicating harassment, intimidation and bullying in its schools through various anti-bullying legislation.  While harassment can take many forms, the newest concern among students of all ages is known as “Cyber-Bullying.”  

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Topics: Bullying

Race & Disability Discrimination in South Orange-Maplewood Schools

Posted by Frank Butterfield on Oct 31, 2014 12:00:00 PM

Student tracking and school discipline practices may unfairly affect students of color and those with disabilities in New Jersey, or so it has been alleged in the South Orange-Maplewood School District.

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Topics: Discrimination & Harassment, Education Law

Developments in School Bullying Law

Posted by Frank Butterfield on Jul 28, 2014 9:45:00 AM

By now parents of school-aged children in New Jersey are aware of the New Jersey Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act. It is a law that seeks to protect students from the effects of harassment, intimidation and bullying (“HIB”) in the school environment.  The Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights was enacted in 2011 and is an extension of New Jersey’s original anti-bullying law, N.J.S.A. 18A:37-13.  Recently, a new wrinkle has been added to legal ramifications of HIB litigation that may have widespread effect not only in New Jersey, but across the country.

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Topics: Discrimination & Harassment, Education Law