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Auburn University to host fourth Anti-Bullying Summit in June in Peachtree City

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Cyberbullying protection, bullying and school violence and community bullying prevention are just some of the issues that will be addressed in Auburn University’s fourth annual Anti-Bullying Summit to be held in Peachtree City, Georgia, in June.

Auburn University’s Truman Pierce Institute and Office of Professional and Continuing Education will hold the summit June 26-27, at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center. The summit is open to anyone interested, but registration is required.

For more information or to register for the summit, which has been approved for 1 PLU credit, or 10 CEU contact hours, by the Departments of Education in both Alabama and Georgia, go to www.auburn.edu/antibullying.

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AT&T Foundation gift extends reach of Auburn University program for at-risk high school students

AT&T Foundation gift extends reach of Auburn University program for at-risk high school studentsA $200,000 gift from the AT&T Foundation will help Auburn University’s Truman Pierce Institute expand its efforts to reduce the dropout rate in Alabama high schools.

The Truman Pierce Institute, an outreach center of Auburn’s College of Education, launched the “Building Individual Capacity for Success,” program in 2008 with the help of an initial $400,000 gift from the AT&T Aspire program. AT&T representatives presented a $200,000 supplemental gift on Tuesday, when Truman Pierce Institute faculty shared results of the BICS program’s first four years.

“We are very grateful to the AT&T Foundation for its continued support of the Building Individual Capacity for Success program,” said Cynthia Reed, Truman Pierce Institute director and the Gerald and Emily Leischuck Endowed Professor of Educational Leadership in the College of Education. “The BICS program was designed to empower student participants to develop their capacity for success in high school and beyond. Based on the evidence collected throughout the last four years, we know that this is happening in most cases.”

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