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Oxy Prof: Why Trolls Spammed Campus Rape-Reporting System

Oxy Prof: Why Trolls Spammed Campus Rape-Reporting System

Sociologist Lisa Wade argues that "some people can't stand to have their privilege challenged, even a little."
LAUSD Students Show Progress in Standardized Tests

LAUSD Students Show Progress in Standardized Tests

Fourth- and eighth-graders' average scores improve since 2003.
Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

A list of tips and ideas to help kids adapt to the new national curriculum requirements in school.
Oxy Students Smash Car for Cancer Research

Oxy Students Smash Car for Cancer Research

Phi Kappa Psi hosts a car smash as part of Movember at Occidental College. Check out the post from the school's Facebook page for more.
How the Common Core Kills Cursive

How the Common Core Kills Cursive

As cursive becomes endangered in schools, Americans evaluate what it’s really good for.
California Eighth-Graders Improve Reading Scores but Still Lag Nationally

California Eighth-Graders Improve Reading Scores but Still Lag Nationally

National Assessment of Educational Progress ranks state students 36th in the U.S.
Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

A big change is underway in the world of American education.
5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

A new study reveals that sexual violence among young Americans is a serious problem.
California Releases Form Required to Avoid School Vaccinations

California Releases Form Required to Avoid School Vaccinations

To exempt a child from required vaccinations, a parent and a doctor must sign the new Personal Belief Exemption form under a state law that takes effect Jan. 1.
Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

One private company estimates it will be monitoring students’ tweets in over 3,000 schools by year’s end.
Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Student loan debt likely will force today's college grads to work longer.
Checking Your Teen’s Facebook For Cyberbullying Isn’t Enough

Checking Your Teen’s Facebook For Cyberbullying Isn’t Enough

Regular inspection of your child’s texts, Facebook and Twitter may not show whether they’re involved in cyberbullying.
Kids and Sleep: The Schedule Doesn’t Add Up

Kids and Sleep: The Schedule Doesn’t Add Up

To do everything you’re supposed to do, you’d need a time machine.
Oxy Panel Warns of 'Water Wars'

Oxy Panel Warns of 'Water Wars'

Scientists, journalists and water managers gather to discuss the global problem of water shortages. Check out the story below from the college's Facebook page.
Town Hall on Education at Eagle Rock High

Town Hall on Education at Eagle Rock High

The event will focus on common core, local control funding and iPads.
Oxy Students Selected for Independent Research Internship Program at JPL

Oxy Students Selected for Independent Research Internship Program at JPL

Check out the announcement on the college's Facebook page.
Parents on Homework Load: ‘This Is Not Sustainable’

Parents on Homework Load: ‘This Is Not Sustainable’

The debate over homework rages among American parents and educators, and many question its value altogether.
New Photos Released of Obama's Occidental Years

New Photos Released of Obama's Occidental Years

Some of the photos depict the future president participating in a protest against the school's investment in companies doing business in apartheid South Africa.
Why School Peanut Bans Keep Changing

Why School Peanut Bans Keep Changing

Reports of severe allergic reactions have spiked, but that doesn’t mean your kid’s PB&J’s are banned.