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Ezzard Turner, a dean at the City on a Hill Circuit Street charter school in Boston, returns students' phones after locking them in pouches for the school day. A new policy at the school aims to literally contain distractions by requiring the phones to stay locked up until dismissal time.
Tatiana Curran, right, and her boyfriend Jake Cowen-Whitman say their three-year relationship is an anomaly amongst their peers. But they readily concede that even they have serious issues around intimacy.
Meghan Downey, 22, a recent graduate from the College of William & Mary, protests outside an Arlington, Va., auditorium after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos spoke about campus sexual assault.
"Restorative justice" is gaining popularity as a way to handle campus sexual assault cases. The approach is a therapeutic intervention aimed at healing, rather than a trial to decide guilt and punishment.
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