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Going to College May Increase Risk of Marijuana Use

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By Shereen Lehman (Reuters Health) – College is increasingly a gateway for young adults in the U.S. to begin using marijuana and the risk keeps growing the more “normalized” pot use becomes, researchers say. “We have been expecting marijuana use to increase among young adults,” lead author Richard Miech told Reuters Health in an email.…

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Georgetown University Renames Buildings to Atone for Slavery Ties

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By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Georgetown University moved to atone for its historical links to slavery on Tuesday by holding a religious service and renaming buildings after African-Americans, including for one of 272 slaves sold to help fund the Washington school. The packed liturgy service and building dedications were the latest step by a…

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Trump Seeks to Shrink Federal Role in Education with New Order

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to review the U.S. government’s role in school policy, which supporters cheered as the first step in creating more local control in education and critics worried could lead to lower quality schools in poorer neighborhoods. DeVos has 300 days “to review and,…

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MOCA Offers Paid Internship for High School Students

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The MOCA teen program brings high school juniors and seniors behind the scenes to learn about the museum, contemporary art, artists, and other creative careers. The program is an academic-year-long, paid position teaching teens about the work of the museum by directly involving them in it. This diverse group meets at MOCA on Thursday nights and…

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youThink Looking for Student Ambassadors

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  youTHink’s Student Ambassador Program (SAP) is a year-long leadership development, creative learning, and community involvement program from August 2017 to June 2018. The program includes two meetings per month, an overnight retreat, as well as after school and weekend events that youTHink offers for middle and high school students throughout the school year, where Ambassadors will be peer leaders. The…

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New York Rolling Out Free Tuition Plan for Many Students

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By Gina Cherelus NEW YORK (Reuters) – Sotiris Charalampous spent the past two years juggling school and work in an effort to save enough money to pay for his college tuition. However, a new initiative by the state could mean the rest of the sophomore’s education costs him nothing at all, as long as he…

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Free Visual and Performing Arts College Fair on April 22

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Save the date for the College & Career Fair for the Arts on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10am – 5pm at the Music Center Annex, 601 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 there will be a visual and performing arts college fair. More than 30 colleges, universities, and organizations will be attending. Students will be able to…

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Sign Up for Free Arts Camp at CityStage

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Looking for a fun, arts-centered camp? CityStage offers a free two-week, full program. Camp session is July 10 – July 21 from 9 am – 4 pm. Lunch and snacks are provided. Camp is open to students in grades 6-12, ages 11-18 (11-year-olds must be entering 6th grade in the fall). While it is free to…

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Debt Load Could Snag Students, Hurt US Economy

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By Jonathan Spicer NEW YORK (Reuters) – Rising student loan debt in the United States could ultimately hurt overall home ownership and consumer spending and erode colleges’ and universities’ ability to elevate lower-income students, a top Federal Reserve policymaker said on Monday. New York Fed President William Dudley, an influential monetary policymaker who was citing…

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Students Compete in NASA’s International ‘Rover’ Challenge

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