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Connolly, Maureen; Giouroukakis, Vicky – English Journal, 2012
According to a 2009 AP-MTV survey of 1,247 people ages 14-24, 50% of those surveyed have experienced cyberbullying (Gatti 1). Victims were twice as likely to need help from a mental health professional and were three times more likely to drop out of school than those surveyed who did not report being cyberbullied (5). Given this alarming social…
Descriptors: Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Adolescents, Victims
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Applebee, Arthur N.; Langer, Judith A. – English Journal, 2009
It has been almost 30 years since the last systematic look at writing instruction in middle schools and high schools in the United States (Applebee, Writing). Since that report, there have been a number of significant changes in the contexts in which teachers teach and in which their students learn to write. Stretching back to the 1969-70 school…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Writing Achievement, State Standards, High Stakes Tests