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Dignity for All Students Act 101
DASA 101 - New York State has passed the Dignity for All Students Act, requiring schools to have an anti-harassment plan in place, as well as a trained professioanl on staff by July, 2011. Learn about the requirements of this law as well as the importance of creating a caring school culture and climate so that bullying prevention and intervention are part of the fabric of our children's education.
Dr. Karen Siris, elementary school principal and adjunct professor understands the importance of creating schools with a culture of caring, tolerance, and positive communication among all constituents. Her goal is to create a school environment that prevents "bullying" before it begins. She has been featured on NBC and CBS News and ivillage.com for the work she has done creating a Caring Majority of "upstanding" students in her Long Island School. Her research on Alleviating Bullying received the Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award from Hofstra University.