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How Schools Can Reduce Sexual Violence

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Teaching teens what their peers are really up to is a new evidence-based way to promote less risky behavior around sex and alcohol.

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4 Myths About College Students And Voting

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Researchers expect youth voter turnout to break records in Tuesday's midterm elections. And that's important since most attend college in-state, meaning they're voting in their home state.

Legacy Admissions Offer An Advantage — And Not Just At Schools Like Harvard

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The practice dates back to the 1920s, when a new cohort of students — many of them Jewish and/or immigrants — were vying for space at American universities.

The Teacher Walkouts Moved These Educators To Run. Now, They're Facing Off

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Steve Jarman and Sherrie Conley have each spent more than 15 years working in Oklahoma public schools. Jarman is a Democrat, Conley is a Republican — and they're both running for the same state seat.

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Measure QS: Burbank voters consider a parcel tax to help fund public schools

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A measure on Tuesday’s ballot in Burbank would increase funding for the city’s schools. Measure QS would create a parcel tax to help pay for things that are at risk of cuts, from arts ed to teacher professional development.

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Student opponents of LAUSD’s random search policy disrupted fundraiser with superintendent

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Every day, L.A. Unified middle- and high school staff select students at random to be searched for drugs and weapons.

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How Americans Feel About Affirmative Action In Higher Education

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Polls show that Americans broadly support the concept of affirmative action, but oppose preferential treatment for minorities in college admissions.

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Education Is A Top Issue In Midterms, And Professors Promise To Encourage Voting

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Also in our weekly roundup, rural teens are experiencing homelessness, and four universities are suing the federal government over international student immigration rules.

Take a tour of a new arts academy for students struggling in school

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There already are schools around Los Angeles to help kids who didn’t make it in the traditional high school system. A new one opening in South L.A. offers something a little different.

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5 Ways To Make Classrooms More Inclusive

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LGBTQ students are more likely to be bullied, which can lead to missed classes and a higher risk of suicide. For them, a teacher who knows how to "queer" the classroom can make a big difference.

Women who want quick closure may join USC sex abuse settlement

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Some of the women suing USC over alleged sexual abuse say they won’t join the recent 215 million dollar settlement of a federal lawsuit. They say it doesn’t offer enough compensation; but some women are ready to settle.

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Report shows black LAUSD students disproportionately arrested, cited, and diverted by school police

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One-quarter of L.A. School Police arrests, citations, and diversions involved black students, even though African-Americans make up less than 10 percent of all LAUSD students, according to a new report out of UCLA's Bunche Center for African American Studies' Million Dollar Hoods project.

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Harvard Admissions Secrets Emerge; Defrauded Borrowers Can Now Seek Loan Forgiveness

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Also this week, dozens of lawmakers ask Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to look into the troubled Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

Harvard suit has split local Asians over affirmative action

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Trial begins Monday in an anti-affirmative action lawsuit that alleges Harvard University’s race-conscious admissions process discriminates against Asian students.

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Does Harvard Treat Asian-American Applicants Unfairly? The Case Goes To Trial

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A federal lawsuit alleging racial discrimination in Harvard University's admissions process goes to court this week. It could have big consequences for higher education.

Youth from Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood write songs about experiences with bullying

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The Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood teamed up with music industry professionals to help students write about their experiences of being bullied. The result? a two-track EP.

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