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August 29, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Round-up: Calif. passes ‘yes means yes’ bill, NYC recruiting students for expanded pre-K

Is screen time hurting kids’ ability to recognize emotions? (KPLU): A new study from UCLA researchers found that sixth-graders who spent five days without exposure to technology were better able to read facial emotions and other nonverbal cues. Patricia Greenfield, a senior author of the study, says she’s concerned about the social cost of schools more widely distributing iPads and other devices.

Calif. passes ‘yes means yes’ assault bill (AP): California is the first state in the U.S. to pass legislation requiring colleges and universities to adopt new consent standards when investigating sexual assault cases. Under the new rules, consent requires “an affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity.”

NYC recruiting students ahead of expanded pre-K’s first year (The New York Times): The first year of New York City’s expanded pre-K program is about to start, and “enrollment specialists” are busy seeking out 4-year-olds to help the city meet its enrollment goal of 53,000 students.

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