By MICHAEL STRATFORD
Hillary Clinton is expected to outline a proposal Thursday that’s aimed at combating bullying in schools — just as her campaign releases a new ad calling Donald Trump a bully.
The new policy proposal, according to a source consulted on the plans, is dubbed “Better Than Bullying” and calls for at least $500 million in new federal funding that would go to states that agree to develop anti-bullying plans.
States could use the money to hire more school guidance counselors and social workers, as well as expand suicide prevention and mental health programs in high schools. They could also use the funding to boost social and emotional learning programs, improve teacher training, and help schools address cyberbullying.
A spokesman for the campaign declined to comment Wednesday evening.
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