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 The Learning Network: Editorial Contest Winner | The War on Drugs
For the next 10 days we will be honoring each of the Top 10 winners of our Student Editorial Contest by publishing an essay a day, in the order of submission. Up first, a piece by Brody F.






 L. Jay Oliva, Who Led the Rise of N.Y.U. in the ?90s, Dies at 80
Professor Oliva, the first N.Y.U. faculty member to rise to the presidency, began a marketing campaign that helped triple the number of applicants.






 The Learning Network: What Have You Learned Playing Video Games?
What are your favorite video games? What do you think they have taught you? Do you think video games can help inspire social change? Have you ever played one that helped you understand a serious global problem?






 The Learning Network: 6 Q?s About the News | For Young Traders, a Market Where Air Jordans Are Blue Chips
What are ?sneakerheads??






 Beverly Hills to boot non-district K-8 pupils
After more than four hours of emotional and sometimes contentious debate, the Beverly Hills Unified School District approved a controversial proposal Tuesday to boot out more than 400 out-of-district students.

 ?At hope? kids better than ?at risk??

Sen. Rosa Franklin, D-Tacoma, is sponsoring a bill this session that would replace references to low-income children such as "disadvantaged," and "at-risk" with a more-positive term, "at hope." Decades ago, poor children became known as "disadvantaged." Then they were "at-risk." Now, a Washington lawmaker wants to replace those euphemisms with a new one: "at hope."


 Hawaii legislators seek to lengthen school year
Stuck with the nation's shortest school year, Hawaii lawmakers will consider proposals for longer and more school days when this year's legislative session opens Wednesday.

 Loophole frees mentally ill youth offenders

In this undated file photo provided by Jan Henry, her husband Todd Henry is shown playing a guitar in Tyler, Texas. Todd Henry, a special education teacher, was fatally stabbed by a student at the school.Recent slaying cases highlight the complexities of a 1997 law meant to keep mentally ill juveniles from being held in detention centers where they can't get proper treatment.


 'Trojan Horse' probe schools named
A list of the schools Ofsted has been sent in to inspect over an alleged plot by Muslim hard-liners to seize control of governing bodies is published.

 Men win sex discrimination pay case
Eighteen men unhappy at being paid less than their female colleagues win an equal pay claim against a university.

 Competitive sport 'puts off pupils'
The majority of children would be happy to see the competitive element removed from school sport, a survey suggests.

 New Family Court comes into being
A new single Family Court comes into being in England and Wales as ministers pledge to put the welfare of children at the centre of the justice system.