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Instead Of Staring At Screens, These Kids Stared At Faces

4 hours 58 min ago

A recent study from researchers at UCLA found that kids who spent a week at outdoor camp — away from all electronic devices — got a lot better at picking up emotion in other people's faces.

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Kids And Screen Time: Cutting Through The Static

13 hours 38 min ago

One Los Angeles school is working technology into the learning process while avoiding traditional screen-time pitfalls.

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Calif. Law Requires 'Affirmative Consent' To Combat Sexual Assault

September 29, 2014 - 4:13pm

The new law requires all California colleges and universities to have policies about consent during sex, saying a student needs "affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement" from their partner.

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California Enacts 'Yes Means Yes' Law, Defining Sexual Consent

September 29, 2014 - 12:27pm

The new law requires an "affirmative consent" and states that consent can't be given if someone is asleep or incapacitated by drugs or alcohol.

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Trial To Begin In Atlanta Public Schools' Cheating Scandal

September 29, 2014 - 4:48am

On Monday, opening statements begin in the trial of 12 educators charged in an alleged cheating conspiracy. Originally, 35 were indicted but more than half took plea deals.

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HBCUs Move To Address Campus Sexual Assaults, But Is It Enough?

September 29, 2014 - 3:26am

One major study found sexual assaults are lower on campuses of historically black colleges and universities. But some question those numbers and whether HBCUs have the resolve to address the issue.

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Calif. Assault Law Requires College Students To Give Consent Before Sex

September 29, 2014 - 2:46am

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that makes California the first in the nation to define when "yes means yes" and adopt requirements for colleges to follow when investigating sexual assault reports.

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Right And Left Joined Forces In Fight To Legalize Home Schooling

September 27, 2014 - 8:28pm

Until the late '80s, it was illegal to home-school children in many states. That changed thanks to the joint efforts of conservative Christian home schoolers and anti-authoritarian un-schoolers.

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Maryland School Shreds The Old Rules Of Applying To College

September 27, 2014 - 9:04am

No SATs, no grades? Goucher College now allows students to apply by sending in two work samples and a two-minute video. School president Jose Bowen says it makes the process more accessible.

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Student Course Evaluations Get An 'F'

September 26, 2014 - 9:03am

Two recent papers argue that using student surveys to evaluate professors is fundamentally flawed.

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Q&A: The Mis-Education Of African-American Girls

September 25, 2014 - 8:03am

A new report digs through the research and finds a daunting list of challenges facing black girls in the classroom.

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To Stop Picky Eaters From Tossing The Broccoli, Give Them Choices

September 24, 2014 - 6:34pm

When healthier school lunch standards went into effect, many worried kids would toss their mandated veggies. But researchers say letting kids pick what they put on their tray can cut down on waste.

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Three R's For The Digital Age: Rockets, Robots And Remote Control

September 24, 2014 - 9:18am

The World Maker Faire comes to one of the nation's most diverse neighborhoods.

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California Public Pension Fund Shifts To Clean Energy

September 23, 2014 - 4:59pm

The California State Teachers' Retirement System is the second-largest public pension fund in the U.S., managing nearly $200 billion. Melissa Block talks to the fund's CEO, Jack Ehnes.

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Calif. School District Will Get Rid Of Controversial Armored Vehicle

September 20, 2014 - 11:53am

San Diego officials had said the 18-ton MRAP would be used only as a rescue vehicle, in extreme circumstances — but that didn't satisfy the plan's critics.

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Harmony Project Offers More Than Just Music In LA

September 20, 2014 - 7:34am

With public schools across the country cutting music instruction to save money, the Harmony Project in Los Angeles is trying to make up the difference. The nonprofit offers free music lessons to kids.

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White House Announces Campaign Against Campus Sexual Assault

September 19, 2014 - 1:41pm

In unveiling the "It's On Us" campaign aimed at preventing attacks on college campuses, President Obama said such violence is "an affront to our basic humanity."

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Debate: Should Schools Embrace The Common Core?

September 19, 2014 - 11:17am

The Common Core has arguably become the most contentious issue in American education. Experts face off over the new state standards in the latest Intelligence Squared debate.

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Q&A: A View Of The Common Core From The Principal's Office

September 19, 2014 - 7:03am

Principals are usually pretty mild-mannered. Not so if the topic of conversation is the Common Core. A group of school leaders share their take on new standards, old problems and bad teaching.

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How To Make The Most Of Your 10 Minutes With Teacher

September 18, 2014 - 7:47am

Like a good Boy Scout, parents should be prepared: Educators agree that doing your homework can make a big difference. Here's expert advice on how to ace your next parent-teacher conference.

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