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Gaming Addiction Disorder; White House Pitches Big Changes For Education Department

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Also in our weekly roundup of education news, the Federal Commission on School Safety met publicly to brainstorm ideas around how to make schools safer.

Making Schools Safer: Harsh Consequences, Or Second Chances?

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The tragedy in Parkland, Fla., this year kicked off a national debate over how to reduce school violence: through tighter security and tougher discipline ... or more help for troubled students?

Oregon School Forms To Include 3rd Gender Option

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Starting this new school year, students and staff will have the option of marking "X" for gender on school forms, instead of just "M" for male or "F" for female.

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What We Can Learn From Ghana's Obsession With Preschool

Parents in Ghana's capital city have embraced preschool as a way to vault their kids into a better future. But the children aren't learning. And the reason may surprise you.

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Marcola Teacher Files Complaint Alleging District's New Mascot Is Racist

The cover of the 2017-18 Mohawk High School yearbook features an illustration of the Mustang with feathers, beads, war paint across its snout and an arrow that runs parallel to the image.

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How Virtual Advisers Help Low-Income Students Apply To College

Nearly one-fourth of high-achieving students from low-income families apply to college completely on their own. One approach to make the experience better? Pair students up with a virtual adviser.

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A Guide To Parental Controls For Kids' Tech Use

All the major tech companies offer parental controls — Apple is the latest. For parents, making the best of them can be tricky.

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More Colleges Go Test-Optional; Google Launches College Search Tool

Also in our weekly roundup of education news, the University of Chicago makes test scores optional for applicants.

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School’s Out For Summer, But Free Meals For Students Are Still On

Summer vacation is a welcome break for many K-12 students and families, but it can be stressful for those who struggle to afford basic needs — such as food.

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What Teens Really Say About Sex, Drugs And Sadness

A new survey of America's youth offers more than a few surprises — and raises some important red flags.

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The Perils Of Pushing Kids Too Hard, And How Parents Can Learn To Back Off

Part of a parent's job is to help kids do their best, but pushing too hard can backfire. Some parents are learning to balance the focus on success with an emphasis on well-being.

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How A Dad Filmed His Early Days Of Fatherhood And Became A YouTube Star

Amid the cat videos and makeup tutorials on YouTube, millions of people have watched a dad interview his daughters. But La Guardia Cross insists he's an "extreme non-expert on fatherhood."

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Class Of 2025: Follow Students From 1st Grade To Graduation

Oregon set a goal to have graduate 100 percent of students in the class of 2025. OPB has followed a group of students from kindergarten as they start their educational journey toward high school. Third grade is almost over for the Class of 2025. These are some of their stories.

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