bullying http://kbia.org en Special programs address bullying in Columbia schools http://kbia.org/post/special-programs-address-bullying-columbia-schools <p>October is National Bully Prevention Month, and some local schools are addressing the problem with special programs and discussions.</p><p>Every morning in Patti Watts’ classroom at Jefferson Middle School, she begins the day with an 18 minute advisory session, and this month, the topic covered is bullying. Watts’ enjoys this time with her students, and believes this more relaxed atmosphere gives students the confidence to speak their minds.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 13:29:39 +0000 Hannah Shaw & Daniel Shapiro 42715 at http://kbia.org Special programs address bullying in Columbia schools House reprentative pushes for new school bullying policies http://kbia.org/post/house-reprentative-pushes-new-school-bullying-policies <p>A Missouri House Representative is pushing for new school bullying policies. Representative Sue Allen’s House Bill 134 was heard at a public hearing this morning by the Committee for Elementary and Secondary Education. Thu, 07 Feb 2013 21:44:12 +0000 Tyler Greever 28531 at http://kbia.org House reprentative pushes for new school bullying policies Language and agriculture http://kbia.org/post/language-and-agriculture <p>A war over words is part of a bigger struggle between agriculture interests and their critics. Plus, a national report looks at agriculture research grants from private corporations to land grant Universities, including MU. Wed, 13 Jun 2012 22:52:24 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 15834 at http://kbia.org Language and agriculture Mo. court strikes down part of 2008 harassment law http://kbia.org/post/mo-court-strikes-down-part-2008-harassment-law <p>The Missouri Supreme Court has struck down part of a state harassment law enacted after the suicide of a St. Charles County teenager who was teased over the Internet.</p><p>The high court on Tuesday invalidated a 2008 state law defining harassment to cover anyone who &quot;knowingly makes repeated unwanted communication to another person.&quot;</p> Tue, 29 May 2012 21:52:58 +0000 Associated Press 14948 at http://kbia.org Mo. court strikes down part of 2008 harassment law Newscast for May 2, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-may-2-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>A Republican member of the Missouri House announces he is gay, opposes &quot;don&#39;t say gay&quot; legislation.</li><li>The Missouri House passes a funding plan for veterans homes.</li><li>Toughened anti-bullying legislation endorsed in the Missouri House.</li></ul> Wed, 02 May 2012 22:50:25 +0000 Nick Gass 13453 at http://kbia.org Missouri House endorses stricter school bullying policies http://kbia.org/post/missouri-house-endorses-stricter-school-bullying-policies <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Missouri House members have endorsed legislation requiring school districts to bolster policies against bullying.</span></p><p> Wed, 02 May 2012 21:28:38 +0000 Associated Press 13443 at http://kbia.org Missouri House endorses stricter school bullying policies Legislators hear support for anti-bullying bill http://kbia.org/post/legislators-hear-support-anti-bullying-bill <p>A bullied high schooler testified in favor of proposed anti-bullying legislation in a House committee hearing Wednesday. Thu, 09 Feb 2012 15:17:18 +0000 8499 at http://kbia.org Legislators hear support for anti-bullying bill