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  1. How Schools Can Reduce Sexual Violence
    Teaching teens what their peers are really up to is a new evidence-based way to promote less risky behavior around sex and alcohol.
  2. 'We're Bringing Education Back': Takeaways From The Election
    Here's a look at how the midterms changed a key component of education policy: state government.
  3. 4 Myths About College Students And Voting
    Researchers expect youth voter turnout to break records in Tuesday's midterm elections. And that's important because most attend college in-state, meaning they're voting in their home state.
  4. Don't Count Them Out Just Because They Can't Cast A Ballot
    This election season, groups that are unable to vote — like youth and undocumented people — are solidifying their impact on America's democratic process.
  5. Right-Wing Hate Groups Are Recruiting Video Gamers
    Experts say white supremacist hate groups are targeting young video game fans for recruitment via YouTube, Twitch, game-related forums and directly within multiplayer game chat.
  6. Legacy Admissions Offer An Advantage — And Not Just At Schools Like Harvard
    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.
  7. 9 Things You Need To Know About Education And The Election
    From teachers running for office to ballot measures that can add billions to public education, here's our guide to how the issue is playing out.
  8. How A Lost Boy From Sudan Found His True Calling In The U.S.
    Everyone has a story. Jacob Atem, who fled Sudan as a child, told his at a Baltimore event. It's horrific, heartbreaking — and ultimately inspiring.
  9. The Teacher Walkouts Moved These Educators To Run. Now, They're Facing Off
    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.
  10. Closely-Watched Harvard Admissions Trial Comes To A Close
    The Harvard University admissions trial comes to a close on Friday. The case centers on how much a school can consider race in admissions.
  11. James Bridle: What Do Kids' Videos on YouTube Reveal About the Internet's Dark Side?
    Children's YouTube is full of addicting content for kids, which can lead users to disturbing and inappropriate videos. James Bridle explains how the Internet's profit structure drives this phenomenon.
  12. Harvard Discrimination Trial Ends, But Lawsuit Is Far From Over
    An opinion could come in early 2019. Both sides say they plan to appeal, which means the fate of affirmative action policies could once again end up in the hands of the Supreme Court.
  13. News Brief: Candidates Make Closing Arguments, Harvard Admissions Trial
    Candidates are making their closing arguments to voters this weekend. Also, a trial about race-based admissions at Harvard ends today and liberal blogger Aaron Brown discusses Minnesota's race.
  14. Teachers Take To The Campaign Trail In Oklahoma
    In Oklahoma, nearly 100 current and former educators put their names on the primary ballot. At least two of those educators were inspired by the same moment during that state's teacher walkouts.
  15. Trial Over Race-Based Admissions At Harvard Wraps Up
    A federal trial about race-based admissions policies at Harvard wraps up today. A judge has been hearing testimony about whether Harvard is giving Asian-American applicants a fair chance.


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