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80% of city schools report zero incidents of bullying, including Bronx middle school where student was stabbed to death
Article by: NYDailyNews
June 23, 2014
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Fewer than one in five city schools ’fessed up to even a single incident of bullying on a new tracking system run by the state — proof, advocates say, that Education Department officials and principals have failed to address a dangerous reality for many students.

The Dignity for All Students Act of 2010 required all city schools to report incidents of bullying to a public database, so that school leaders and education officials could better address the issue. But for the 2012-13 school year, the first year for which data was collected, a whopping 1,378 city schools reported zero incidents of bullying or harassment — including violence-plagued Intermediate School 117 in the Bronx, where police say Noel Estevez, an emotionally disturbed 14-year-old, fatally stabbed classmate Timothy Crump, 14, on Wednesday.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/exclusive-80-city-schools-report-zero-incidents-bullying-article-1.1839109#ixzz35TUT6jPU

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