6:45 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Annual School Safety Report Includes Number of In-School Removals for First Time

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There's been a sizeable increase in resolutions to school violations across Kentucky.  That's according to research released last week from the Kentucky Center on School Safety.  For the first time, Center Director Jon Akers says the report includes data on in-school removals.  "Far more kids are put into in-school removal, maybe for an hour, sometimes a couple of hours, or sometimes for a couple of days.  But, we never recorded that in our reports heretofore.  It was never given to us in that format," said Akers.

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5:04 am
Mon December 30, 2013

MSU College of Education Helps Refine New Bully Reporting Tipline

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The Kentucky Center for School Safety, housed in the Murray State University College of Education, is testing a new tipline to help students or parents report any unsafe situation to school personnel anonymously.

The program is called the Safety Tipline Online Prevention, or STOP!.

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6:51 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Bullying A Problem For KY Teens

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The Kentucky Department of Education has completed an informal survey of middle and high school students that shows bullying remains a problem on campus and online.

The department partnered with family resource and youth service centers to anonymously quiz randomly selected students across the state on a variety of topics. The review found nearly half of middle school students said they had been bullied on school grounds.

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3:38 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Kentucky Safe Schools Week Provides Awareness Resources

This is Kentucky Safe Schools Week (October 20-26). Kentucky Center for School Safety Resource Center Director Karen McCuiston  is promoting awareness that bullying, violence and risky behaviors threaten school safety and visits with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good.

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12:19 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

How to Tackle Bullying in the Workplace

Murray State's LGBT and URSA Program Coordinator Jody Cofer Randall also chairs the Murray Human Rights Commission, and we speak with on Sounds Good today - the topic is bullying in the workplace. He speaks with Kate on the subtleties of bullying, how to identify the symptoms and how to handle the situation. They talk about the Human Rights Commissions' education campaign and how your business can get involved. See more about the Murray Human Rights Commission.

11:54 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Paducah Boy Home After Bullying Incident

A 12 year old Paducah boy is recovering at home after spending several days at Vanderbilt Hospital following an alleged attack by another boy last Sunday.

Paducah police have charged a 13 year old has with fourth-degree assault in connection with the incident. Ian Poole told police he and was playing with two friends on the Morgan Elementary School playground when a youth approached him and punched him.

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Speaker's Corner
2:42 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Susan & Morgan Guess Present Bullying: A Plan for Kentucky and What Kids Can Do

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Susan and Morgan Guess presented "A Plan for Kentucky and What Kids Can Do," during the Murray Human Rights Commission's Bullying Conference on April 6, 2013 in the Barkley Room of the Curris Center at Murray State University. Here is the the audio of their nearly hour long discussion of what the Guess family has done to bring attention to the issue of bullying since Morgan's experience.

Morning Cram
8:17 am
Thu August 30, 2012

the morning cram [vets do it to win edition]

Members of the Australian Team march at the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 1964 Paralympic Summer Games.
Australian Paralympic Committee

Today on NPR:

U.S. and British Veterans are raising the bar at this year's Paralympic Games.

In Kentucky:

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7:16 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Federal civil rights official urges high schoolers to speak out on bullying

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It’s been 49 years since Dr. Martin Luther King gave his famous “I Have a Dream Speech,” yet a top civil rights official says he’s amazed at some of the discrimination and harassment that continues across the country.  Thomas Perez, head of the Civil Rights Division at the US. Department of Justice spoke to high school freshmen in Lexington Wednesday about bullying.

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Morning Cram
9:26 am
Wed June 6, 2012

the morning cram [gyyaarrrggghhh!!! edition]


I'm not sure what the Pirate Party is...but I'm down. 

NPR reports on one of Germany's newest political parties. Tech-savy twenty-somethings have a fresh vision on democracy. 

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