Tus Valores Cuentan: Changing Lives for the Better

El Nuevo Dia featured an inspiring story on the Tus Valores Cuentan (TVC) program this past week. The article includes interviews with several parents, students and teachers whose lives have been changed by the program. “[The program] works very well,” said Carmen Velez, whose three children attend Ruiz Belvis school in La Playa. “It has taught them to respect […]

Update: NY Schools Officially Institute Anti-Bullying Act

In a victory for bullying prevention, the state of New York has instituted a new law that broadens the definition of bullying, and “requires districts to report discrimination and harrassment to the Board of Education Department,” reports LoHud.com. The new law took effect Sunday and is called the Dignity for All Students Act. Schools across the state are currently […]

Comprehensive new “dignity” act goes into effect in New York State public schools

In one month, a new law protecting students will go into effect in New York State. Called the Dignity for All Students Act, the law requires schools to protect all elementary, middle, and high school students from harassment and discrimination by students or school employees on the basis of their actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender (including gender expression), or sex.