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A new report from Wayne State University suggests bullying is prevalent in Michigan schools, despite state mandated efforts. State Board of Education President John Austin calls the data “unacceptable.” We talk with Austin about bullying and the just released scores from the first ever M-STEP assessment.

Current Sports #533 | August 25, 2015

Aug 25, 2015

Death in IndyCar Racing, Making IndyCar Safer, Fan Safety in Baseball, Anthony Ianni, Madre London and the MSU Depth Chart.

Current Sports #526 | August 14, 2015

Aug 14, 2015

Backyard Basketball, Detroit Lions Preseason, Ed Davis Alternatives, Marvelous Marc, and Reflection Friday.

APR 6 | Independent Lens 'Bully'

Apr 3, 2015
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Mon. Apr. 6 -  10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | A beautifully cinematic, character-driven documentary, Bully puts a human face on the devastating impacts of the most common form of violence experienced by young people in the nation.

Bully Prevention Project Draws Diverse Audience

Mar 20, 2015
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During the month of March WKAR held a community forum to address bullying behaviors, current policy and law, and the positive impact of student empowerment and community engagement.

Current State #202 | November 14, 2013

Nov 14, 2013

Today on Current State: the "Pure Michigan Waste" campaign; a review of Dave Eggers' "The Circle"; an American Indian Tribe and the wolf hunt in Michigan; a one-woman play on bullying; and live Turkish music.

One-woman play tackles bullying

Nov 14, 2013

Friday night at the Wharton Center, a one-woman show examines aspects of bullying and teenage relationships. “The Shape of a Girl” is a play by Joan MacLeod.

WKAR anti-bullying video contest

May 28, 2013
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WKAR is asking area middle school students to produce their own videos that speak out against bullying.  The best ones will be aired on WKAR-TV. WKAR's Jason Thomson, a multimedia producer with MSU’s Interactive Video Services department, explains more about the series. 

Bullying isn't just happening the the schoolyard anymore. In the age of technology, online aggression is everywhere.

Two recent reports by MSU professors focus on the world of cyberbullying.

Professionals Gather In Lansing For Bullying Summit

Jan 8, 2013
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More than 200 school counselors….social workers and mental health professionals were in Lansing Tuesday for a summit on bullying.

LANSING, MI (MPRN) - Michigan is one of just three states without an anti-bullying law to protect students in K-12 schools. The state Legislature is expected to approve a proposal this week that would require all schools to adopt anti-bullying policies.

Experts and students say it's time to have a law in place as bullying in schools becomes a growing concern.