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June 3, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Round-up: Writing by hand helps kids learn to read faster, college presidents oppose guns on campus

Writing by hand helps kids learn to read faster (The New York Times): Despite the influx of computers in today’s schools, handwriting is hardly a relic of the past. Researchers say students who write by hand learn to read more quickly and also retain information better.

California considers standardized ethnic-studies curriculum (Los Angeles Times): A task force will soon examine how California could implement an ethnic-studies curriculum in high schools across the state. Approximately three-quarters of California’s public school students are nonwhite.

Majority of college presidents oppose guns on campus (The Chronicle of Higher Education): Despite recent shootings on college campuses, 95 percent of respondents to a recent survey of college presidents say they oppose allowing students, faculty and visitors to carry concealed weapons on school property.

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