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Virginia schools are fighting bullies in an attempt to boost test scores. A new study from the University of Virginia uncovers a direct connection between bullying and scores on standardized tests. Full Story
Scott Martin

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Aug 9, 2011
Richard Gale ring a bell???
Cville Gordo

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Aug 9, 2011
Victim wrote:
No wonder Fluvanna's test scores are down the toilet and the lowest in the state!
which data exactly are you using to conclude that?
Mow

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Aug 9, 2011
Bullying begins at home, the parents of maladjusted ingrates need to be held accountable for their childrens actions.
I Left Cville Socialism

Waynesboro, VA

#5 Aug 9, 2011
Ladies and gentlemen, I've just been handed a bulletin:

Bullies are stupid.
More later.
Nelson

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Aug 10, 2011
Really we needed someone to do research on something like this... Most adults know that bullying play a big role in how well a young person does in school. We should have invested time on getting laws passed that address bullies.

I would hate to be a young person in school today, kids can be the meanest people around and why? think about what we put out there, everyone should be size 0, have perfect hair, clear skin, designer clothing, cell phone, laptop, and much more that money buys. Society is doing this to our young people, look at magazines tv ads all perfect world. leaving plently of space for bullies....
guy

Rocky Mount, VA

#7 Aug 10, 2011
uva should do a study in their own workplace.
Watching

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Aug 10, 2011
My child is a student at Central in Fluvanna.He continually has run ins with bullies.The school investigates and the other child receives minor consequences.I got fed up with the school and instructed my child to start kicking a**.I told him the old school way of taking it up after school off schoool grounds...They are so afraid of lawsuits and confrontational parents.
Mow

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Aug 10, 2011
Watching wrote:
My child is a student at Central in Fluvanna.He continually has run ins with bullies.The school investigates and the other child receives minor consequences.I got fed up with the school and instructed my child to start kicking ****.I told him the old school way of taking it up after school off schoool grounds...They are so afraid of lawsuits and confrontational parents.
So glad you have taught YOUR child to lower themself to the level of a punk. Good for you, what great parent, might is right an be damned with civil conduct. What he gonna do when some girl pisses him off? bust her one two? And so it starts. Great parenting skills, you should be real proud of yourself.
Watching

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Aug 11, 2011
It is interesting that the school caters to the bully rather than the victim.They can't even reveal the name of the bully in a meeting. My child isn't a problem,straight A plus student,lov ves to go to school and I'm not gonna stanby and let some politically correct administrators ruin his experience.Once I went down to see a bullies dad and we had a nice conversation.He wasn't aware of the problem because the school didn't think it was serious enough to contact him.He handled it and gave me his card for any future problems.
CvilleGordo

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Aug 11, 2011
Angry wrote:
My child said he was beaten in Fluvanna while the teachers watched and did nothing. Now he carries a backpack with a couple of bricks to hit anyone who makes fun of him!
I'll make sure to pass that little tidbit on to the Scholl Resource Officer.
CvilleGordo

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Aug 11, 2011
...that's "School" Resource Officer for all the spelling police out there.
luv va

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Aug 11, 2011
In response to "Watching" If the school had notified the parent (which is what you did) maybe they would have been surprised to see a parent (the bullies) that was willing to set the actions of his child straight.
What is the school going to do when they think something is not serious enough to get in touch with the parents and a child is VERY SERIOUSLY the bully?? Say we are sorry it happened or just look at the injured child and smile their ever famous smiles.
wake up

Brookneal, VA

#16 Aug 11, 2011
Fluvanna is clueless about bullies.It is a program that looks good on paper but deep down it's not working.BTW Why does every classroom have a dehumidifer in it? Ever wonder why kids are always sick? Someone should look into this.
Jason Womack

Northridge, CA

#18 Aug 15, 2011
Saw the Bullying article, have you heard of http://www.Sprigeo.com ?

My buddy, and a former schoolteacher, founded this company to give kids a voice!
James Burns

Brick, NJ

#19 Feb 1, 2012
This really is no surprise to me. As an anti bullying consultant in NJ I have discovered that our students just do not learn in an environment where they feel unsafe.This enormous focus on academics has drawn educators away from the fact that all learning is emotional. Information just doesn't get processed in an environment where disrespect is present.

http://www.bullyproofclassroom.com

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