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News: Presidential candidates confront opioid epidemic in N.H.

Boston Globe: Presidential candidates confront opioid epidemic in N.H. Excerpt One by one, as the candidates march through New Hampshire, they are forced to confront the state’s drug crisis through sorrowful, first-hand testimonies of addiction. A recent poll showed the drug crisis ranked second as the biggest issue facing the state — ahead of health […]

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News: The National Debt and the 2016 Campaign

The City Club of Cleveland: The National Debt and the 2016 Campaign Excerpt The U.S. national debt is at post-war record highs, both in dollars and as a share of the economy. And not only has it grown from 35 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) in 2007—about the post-war average—to 74 percent today, […]

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News: How to Fix High Poverty High Schools

Republic 3.0: How to Fix High Poverty High Schools Excerpt Among students from households in the bottom income quartile (those earning less than $34,160 a year), just 45 percent go on to college – and only 9 percent eventually earn a bachelor’s degree. Among students from households in the top quartile, in contrast, 82 percent […]

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News: Where You Grow Up Matters

The New York Times: The Best and Worst Places to Grow Up: How Your Area Compares Excerpt Children who grow up in some places go on to earn much more than they would if they grew up elsewhere. Commentary This was a very insightful analysis about how where we come from plays into our future […]

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News: Students Fighting Gay Blood Ban

News: Students Fighting Gay Blood Ban Excerpt Two Craven County high school students want the FDA to change the rules for gay men who want to donate blood. Brianna Culler, 16, started the petition after her friend, Travi Massey, was turned away from a blood drive at West Craven High School. The 17-year-old admitted he […]

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News: Gender, education and work; The weaker sex

The Economist: The weaker sex Excerpt: “IT’S all to do with their brains and bodies and chemicals,” says Sir Anthony Seldon, the master of Wellington College, a posh English boarding school. “There’s a mentality that it’s not cool for them to perform, that it’s not cool to be smart,” suggests Ivan Yip, principal of the […]