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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Educators, parents and students will gather for Gov. Terry Branstad's second summit on bullying prevention.
The event will be held Monday in Des Moines. This year's theme is "Mission Possible: Stepping Up the Response," and is a follow-up to last year's summit that drew about 1,100 people.
The summit's keynote speaker is Emily Bazelon, author of the book "Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy."
During the summit, there will be sessions on how students and adults can make a difference. Participants will explore good legal policy and the support schools may need to better deal with bullying.
The governor's push for anti-bullying legislation meant to help school districts combat harassment on social media sites failed during the last legislative session.