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Schools and Communities

Children have the right to equal access to education, to have opportunities for quality learning experiences, and to feel safe at school and in their communities. Many children, however, have special needs and require additional services to succeed in school. Youth who are bullied by their peers, gay, lesbian, and bisexual teenagers, youth in gangs, and students who have special education needs face the same social and emotional challenges as their peers, but they are also at greater risk for psychological and social problems and poor academic performance.