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Want to increase public school funding? Try school choice

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JACKSON, Miss. – “We need to fully fund our school formula” has become a common refrain in statehouses across the country—including in Mississippi. There is a way policymakers can increase funds for public school students—and it’s as easy as E-S-A.
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Teachers union hosts clinic to help defer deportation for unaccompanied immigrant children

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – In 2012, President Obama adopted the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA), which allows certain immigrants who came to the United State illegally to stay in the country and work. Relief from the threat of deportation is, however, soon to end for those thousands of children and teens.  As many as 700,000 students could be impacted. But the National Education Association (NEA) is trying to prevent that.

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Study: Smartphones stunting students’ social skills

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LOS ANGELES – When you see a tween or teen on the street, in a store, outside a school building, sitting in a car, eating at a fast food restaurant…virtually anywhere…what are they likely to be doing? If your answer is staring at their Smartphone, you’d probably be right. And a new study done by the University of California Los Angeles says that can be a roadblock in a child’s ability to read emotions.

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Report: 20% of college students play online poker at least once a month

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – In recent years, gambling has become an accepted form of leisure on college campuses. Whether it be buying lotto tickets, taking a bet on the college basketball team or playing poker in a dorm room, there’s no doubt most college students dabble in gambling in one way or another.
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Move to digital textbooks threatens to shut parents out

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NASHVILLE — According to K5 News, a growing number of school districts across the country have stopped purchasing new social studies textbooks and are encouraging teachers to instead use digital resources for instruction.
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California forces Catholic universities to provide abortion coverage

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration announced today that it will force Loyola Marymount University (LMU) and Santa Clara University (SCU)—as well as any other religious nonprofit or business—to violate their deeply held beliefs and provide employees insurance coverage for elective abortion, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
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Slain Marquette alum James Foley recounted the power of prayer

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MILWAUKEE – Marquette University alumnus and U.S. journalist, James Foley, was shown being beheaded in a video released by ISIS and posted on YouTube on Tuesday, according to Fox. Foley, who was kidnapped in Syria, had been kidnapped once before while covering the civil war in Libya in 2011. Afterwards, Foley reflected with deep gratitude on the good of his Catholic university education.
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Hawaii rep.: Students were used as guinea pigs in sex instruction program

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HONOLULU – Led by state representative Bob McDermott, outraged parents in Hawaii continue to fight valiantly to get an explicit sex instruction program coauthored by Planned Parenthood out of their middle schools. Rep. McDermott has just released his second meticulously researched report detailing the impropriety of the curriculum and violations of state and federal law regarding the testing and implementation of the program.
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