Carol Sadler
Special Education Consultant/Advocate
1105 Rock Pointe Look
Woodstock, GA 30188

I am a lay Parent Advocate assisting parents of children with disabilities in school IDEA, 504 and SST meetings. I am a former CHADD and LDA Coordinator, graduate of the 1st GA Advocacy Office PLSP legal training course and most importantly parent of two children with various disabilities.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

US DOE Bullying Letter released today


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U.S. Dept. of Education Sends Letter Against Bullying
October 26, 2010 at 10:29 am, by
Sherry Huang

The national concern over bullying continues. In an effort to reach schools and educators across the country, the U.S. Department of Education will be sending a 10-page “Dear Colleague” letter today that will “clarify the relationship between bullying and discriminatory harassment” and “remind schools… to properly consider whether the student misconduct also results in discrimination in violation of students’ federal civil rights.” The urgency of the letter comes on the heels of recent student suicides as a result of bullying.
The le
tter outlines different forms of harassment (race, sexual, gender, and disability) in order to differentiate them from bullying. Since bullying can lead to “lowered academic achievement and aspirations, loss of self-esteem and confidence, and se
lf-harm and suicidal thinking,” the U.S. Department of Education hopes schools will “take immediate and appropriate action to investigate or otherwise determine” when any type of bullying and harassment have occurred.”

Pdf link on this letter on the US DOE web site:

Link to PDF of same letter:

Also note link to prior Dear Colleague Letter on Disability Harassment on page 3 of letter, also available at;