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The Sandy Hook Promise, a non-profit group formed after the 2012 Connecticut shooting, is training students to spot warning signs in other would–be shooters and to anonymously report concerns through a mobile app. Courtesy Sandy Hook Promise hide caption

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'It's Preventable': Sandy Hook Parents Promote App For Reporting School Threats

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Education Department Announces New Rules For Sexual Assault Cases On College Campuses

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks with the media after a series of listening sessions about campus sexual violence in July 2017. Among the significant changes is that schools can make it harder to prove allegations. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Education Dept. Proposes Enhanced Protection For Students Accused Of Sexual Assault

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A Year Later, Americans Are Deeply Divided Over The #MeToo Movement

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News Brief: Trump Visits Pittsburgh, Americans Divided On #MeToo, Pakistan Blasphemy Case

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On #MeToo, Americans More Divided By Party Than Gender

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Some sixty "Opiod Overdose Kits" have been added defibrillator boxes in Bridgewater State University dorms and academic buildings like this one. Tovia Smith / NPR hide caption

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On College Campuses, Making Overdose Medication Readily Available

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The entrance to the Georgetown Preparatory School in Bethesda, Md., which Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh attended. The allegations of drinking and sexual misconduct swirling around Kavanaugh have prompted a new round of soul-searching at elite prep schools. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Advocates Brace As DeVos Preps Policies On Campus Sexual Misconduct

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News Brief: Manafort Expected To Plead Guilty In D.C., Massachusetts Explosions, Hurricane Latest

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Suspected Gas Explosions In Massachusetts

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The vast majority of survivors of sexual assaults and harassment never report what happened to them. But now "there's an app for that." Actually several. Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images hide caption

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How Smartphone Apps Could Change The Way Sexual Assault Is Reported

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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued new guidance last fall on how campuses should handle accusations of sexual assault. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Trump Administration Defends Campus Sexual Assault Rules

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Tourists gathered earlier this week at the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum to relive a moment in history. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption

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With A Midweek Holiday, Marking A Revolution With Moderation

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Students work on computers in Henderson, Nev. Several states including Utah and Ohio use automated grading on student essays written as part of standardized tests. John Locher/AP hide caption

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More States Opting To 'Robo-Grade' Student Essays By Computer

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