As thousands of kids head back to New York City schools this week, the city unveiled a new plan to protect students from bullies and keep parents in the loop.
This week, middle and high school students are heading home with a "Respect for All" brochure, that teaches them what constitutes a bias-attack - which is harassment driven by prejudice.
The city announced new steps to stop the attacks, including a tracking system to monitor all reported bias incidents.
"Up till now, we really had no way of knowing if harassment in our schools was getting better or getting worse," Mayor Bloomberg said.
So starting this year, parents will be able to go on the Department of Education website, look up their child's school, and find out how many bias incidents have been reported.
Attacks in school on Sikh kids were getting so bad in parts of Queens - specifically, students getting their hair cut off, that the community held a protest rally. [Link]
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