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EDUCATION WEEK
Classroom Digital Assistants: Teachers' Aides or Privacy Threats?
New smart speakers like Amazon's Alexa can help support classroom teachers, but they also spark "Big Brother"-style worries.
 
Right-to-Read Advocates Undeterred by Court Setback
A push to get a federal court to recognize a constitutional right to education continues, despite last month's dismissal of a Detroit right-to-read case.
 
Volunteerism Declined Among Young People
High school and college students are less likely to volunteer or give to charity today than they were 15 years ago, an analysis of U.S. Census data finds.





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NEW YORK TIMES
‘Access to Literacy’ Is Not a Constitutional Right, Judge in Detroit Rules
Students in failing schools said they were denied an adequate education. A judge agreed conditions were “devastating,” but not unconstitutional.
 
Colleges and State Laws Are Clamping Down on Fraternities
A new law in Louisiana makes some hazing actions a felony, and other states are looking to adopt similar measures.
 
In the Age of Trump, Civics Courses Make a Comeback
Schools that traded history and government for more science and technology are rethinking the calculation, hoping to create a new generation of activists.