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PSU Teams Up With Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network of N.H. to Address Bullying in Schools

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Plymouth State University says it's teaming up with the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network of New Hampshire to offer training on how to stop bullying in the classroom.

The partnership between PSU's Holmes Center and GLSEN is part of an effort to help educators create inclusive learning environments for all students.

Mary Earick is the Holmes’ Center's Director. She says hurtful interactions between students can be tricky for teachers to address.

"We have to really be mindful of how we respond to those students in the classroom,” Earick says. “Now, we need tools on how to do that."

Earick says the Network has several years of experience in navigating these conversations.

Next week, GLSEN will host a workshop at PSU for educators that will address the effects of bullying on mental health and current issues facing LGBTQ students.

Robert is a General Assignment reporter, with a focus on New Hampshire's changing demographics. He comes to NHPR’s newsroom from Los Angeles, where he worked as a reporter for member-station KPCC and a producer/director on APM’s Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal.

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