Spotlight on Bullying & Harassment: The Law and One School’s Response (Webinar), 3/22 (E)

From VCIC:

The Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities is happy to partner with the

National Women’s Law Center ( and one of our

participating middle schools on an upcoming webinar titled “SPOTLIGHT ON


Please join us on THURSDAY, MARCH 22 at 3:30pm EST.  The webinar is free,

but registration is required at

Aimed at school administrators, teachers, parents, and advocates, the

webinar will include important information on the following:

– Schools’ Title IX obligations to respond to bullying and harassment,

including cyberbullying, and emerging law on balancing students’ free speech

rights with those obligations. Devi Rao from the National Women’s Law Center

will discuss these and other commonly asked questions about the law and

bullying and harassment.

– Find out how Passage Middle School in Newport News, Virginia worked with

the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities to implement “One Book, One

School,” an intensive anti-bullying initiative. Janelle Spitz from Passage

Middle School (in Newport News) and Ali Thompson from the Virginia Center

for Inclusive Communities will discuss this effort and explain their

impressive results.  From September 2010 to September 2011, the school

decreased discipline referrals by 74%!

Learn more details at  We hope you will join the

webinar next Thursday!