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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Live Discussion Forum Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 11 a.m. ET

Bullying and Harassment in Schools : A Discussion of Harris Survey Results

Join Kevin Jennings, executive director and founder of GLSEN Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 11 a.m. to discuss the impact that bullying and harassment have on students' ability to learn -- particularly LGBT students -- and why policies that include sexual orientation and gender identity/expression can be associated with students feeling safer, and lead to a better learning environment for all.

Submit a question or comment before or during the discussion.

GLSEN, or the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, recently announced the resWednesday, Oct. 12 at 11 a.m. ETults of a Harris Interactive survey "From Teasing to Torment: School Climate in America, A Survey of Students and Teachers." The national survey of over 3,400 students aged 13-18 and over 1,000 secondary school teachers, explores the scope and impact of bullying and harassment in America’s schools.

Kevin Jennings is recognized as a leader in both the education and civil rights communities. He is best known for his work creating safe schools for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students. After "coming out" in a chapel talk to the school community at Concord Academy in 1988, Mr. Jennings helped establish the nation's first Gay-Straight Alliance for students at Concord, and became a well-known spokesperson and writer on LGBT issues in schools.