New Guidelines Seek To Stop Bullying in Schools

In the wake of the suicide death of South Hadley High School student Phoebe Prince earlier this year, Massachusetts has issued new guidelines for how schools should reduce bullying amongst their students. We discuss what these new rules mean for teachers, students and parents — and whether adult intervention can really work.


  • Mitchell Chester, Massachusetts commissioner of elementary and secondary education
  • Elizabeth Englander, professor at Bridgewater State University, director of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center
  • Beth Beloff, English teacher at Curtis Middle School in Sudbury
  • Emily Bazelon, senior editor, Slate


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