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Massachusetts Says YES to Anti-Bullying Law

At a ceremony Monday, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signed into law the state’s comprehensive anti-bullying measure, which requires schools to notify parents about harassment, and requires staff and faculty to undergo trainings. Some thirty third-graders and Sirdeaner Walker, the mother of 11-year-old Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover, who took his life last year after taunts about his perceived sexuality, were on hand to witness Patrick’s signature. An early happy Mother’s Day to you, Sirdeaner. You’re one of the great ones.