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  1. New Research Casts Doubt On Connection Between Smartphone Use And Teen Mental Health
    New research casts doubt on the connection between smartphone use and teens' mental health. Some argue it is a case of correlation, not causation, and that the threat is overblown.
  2. Litigating Title IX
    Some men accused of sexual assault are filing lawsuits against their universities over Title IX violations. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to attorney Michelle Simpson Tuegel.
  3. Teaching To Protect The Hopi Language
    Hopi is an endangered language. The Hopi Nation in Arizona is working to preserve it with a summer program that teaches the language to preschoolers and, in some cases, to their parents.
  4. What If You Could Change Your Child's Future In 1 Hour A Week?
    A social entrepreneur, drawing on his background as an immigrant, believes he has found an untapped resource to help more struggling students succeed in reading. The secret? Families.
  5. Graduate Students Are Increasingly Shouldering The Country's Student Debt
    Graduate students are increasingly shouldering the country's student debt. NPR's The Indicator takes a look at how that came to pass and what it might mean for the economy.
  6. Ohio State University Wants To Trademark The Word 'The'
    The school's official name is The Ohio State University. Ohio State wants to trademark the word "the" so they can put it on apparel. OSU is offering a brand of "THE" clothing.
  7. India Sets Weight Limits On Students' Backpacks
    In India, children's backpacks often weigh half their body weight. New rules limit the weight of backpacks and ban some homework to prevent damage to students' backs.
  8. What Parents May Not Realize When They Post About Their Kids Online
    Some say kids have a right to privacy online — and parents pose the greatest danger of violating that right.
  9. El Paso Educators Are Ready To Talk To Students About Shooting As School Begins
    Monday is the first day of the school year for El Paso's public school system. Educators are ready to talk with students about the recent mass shooting — and the fears around domestic terrorism.
  10. Mass Shootings Renew Schools' Concerns With Protecting Students
    Schools are investing in high-tech solutions to flag potential student perpetrators of violence such as mass shootings. Privacy experts and student advocates are concerned.
  11. 'This Is Not Going To Be Easy': El Paso Students Start School In Shooting's Aftermath
    The first day of class in El Paso's largest school district comes more than a week after a deadly mass shooting. "It's not at all, in any way, a typical start of school," the superintendent says.
  12. Mississippi School Official Weighs In On The Effects ICE Raids Have Had On Kids
    NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Chad Harrison, assistant superintendent to Scott County district schools, about the aftermath of the ICE raids in various Mississippi towns.
  13. Memos Lay Out Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Opera Star David Daniels
    University of Michigan memos obtained by NPR detail multiple, serious allegations, including an accusation that Daniels solicited students in exchange for money — a potentially criminal offense.
  14. In The Age Of Smartphones, Parents Are Encouraged To Be Media Mentors, Not Gatekeepers
    Pediatricians and other experts are encouraging parents to mentor their kids in using screens, rather than be just gatekeepers.
  15. How To Talk With Kids About Violent Attacks In The News
    NPR's David Greene talks with Dr. David Schonfeld, director of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement about how to talk to children about mass shootings and trauma.
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