Why shareholders are pushing Apple to study smartphone effects on kids

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Smartphones have changed the way kids live and interact, prompting growing concerns about the consequences. In January, two of Apple's big shareholders called on the maker of the iPhone to come up with ways for parents to restrict their kids' phone use and study the effect that heavy usage has on mental health. John Yang talks to Charles Penner of Jana Partners LLC and Jean Twenge, author of "IGen

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America's Schools Are 'Profoundly Unequal,' Says U.S. Civil Rights Commission

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"The federal government must take bold action to address inequitable funding in our nation's public schools."

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Why teachers selling lesson plans have sparked debate

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To earn extra money, many teachers around the country are selling lesson plans via online marketplaces. But as such sites become more popular, there are also concerns, including who legally owns the educational materials a teacher creates, and what it means for the collaborative spirit of the profession. Special correspondent Kavitha Cardoza of Education Week reports from Alabama.

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Spread of fake news prompts literacy efforts in schools

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Alarmed by the proliferation of false content online, state lawmakers around the country are pushing schools to put more emphasis on teaching students how to tell fact from fiction.

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As Grad Rates Rise, Accountability is a Must

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For the third year in a row, the country is off-track to reaching a 90 percent high school graduation rate and the gains are not fast enough with four years to go to reach the nation’s goal. If we agree that it is fundamental that every child have an equal opportunity, then we must continue to be alarmed by the persistent and remaining gaps among various subgroups of students.

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How Much Do Teachers Spend On Classroom Supplies?

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It's inevitable. Each year, teachers dip into their own pockets to buy things like notebooks, tissues and pencils for their students

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After Wildfires Destroyed Their Homes, Students Find Healing Help At School

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With wildfires still raging across parts of Southern California, dozens of schools have been closed. Many will stay that way till the new year. That gives educators valuable time to think about what they can do, when school resumes, to help students who have been traumatized by these fires.

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Does Preschool Pay Off? Tulsa Says Yes

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In a new report published in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management today, researchers were able to show that Tulsa's pre-K program has significant, positive effects on students' outcomes and well-being through middle school

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'Their Minds Were Full Of Maria': After-School Group Brings Normal Back

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The Puerto Rican effort to advance from response to recovery after Hurricane Maria continues. For some, water and electricity are still elusive. And that makes it hard to get back to normal — especially for children.

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Empowerment through camaraderie and mentorship

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In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, a casual meetup program for girls who have lost loved ones aims to empower through mentorship and camaraderie. Special correspondent Tina Martin of WGBH has the story on empowerHer. Read the

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Monks For A Month: College Kids Give Up Talking — And Technology

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Imagine a college course that requires students to give up computer and cell-phone technology for a month — and, in fact, to cease speaking entirely for that period.

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Baby's Got Mail: Free Books Boost Early Literacy

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"A busybody." That's how Raven Judd describes her 10-month-old daughter Bailey. "She loves tummy time. She likes to roll over. She'd dive if you let her," says the 27-year-old mother from Washington, D.C. There is one thing, though, that will get her baby girl to stop what she's doing: when her mother reads her favorite book, the aptly named My Busy Book.

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These Colorado preschoolers learn hands-on farming to prevent childhood obesity

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As childhood obesity soars among low-income communities with limited access to fresh produce, some educators in Colorado are combating the problem by joining the farm-to-preschool movement. Now these preschoolers are learning their ABCs while picking veggies from the school garden and preparing healthy meals. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports.

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What works to educate kids about the dangers of opioid use?

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PBS NewsHour held a Facebook Live interview on Oct. 11, 2017 to discuss opioid education in schools with guests Capt. Jennifer Fan, policy analyst with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and Brian Griffith, curriculum supervisor for secondary health and physical education with Frederick County Public Schools in Maryland

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At an innovative high school, students get support battling their addictions while they learn

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Drug use among teenagers in the U.S. is down, but the mortality rate is rising. As part of our series “America Addicted,” the NewsHour’s Pamela Kirkland visited one so-called recovery school in Indianapolis that is giving new hope to students battling addiction.

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