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Newcomers welcome

Education | Specialized programs help immigrant and refugee students assimilate into U.S. schools
by Laura Edghill
Posted 12/04/19, 06:25 pm

Amid hallways decked with international flags, more than 200 children from 21 countries—including Afghanistan, Cuba, and Myanmar (also known as Burma)—chatter in a mix of English and 15 other languages at Valencia Newcomer School in Phoenix. As they make friends and learn about American classroom etiquette, they also pick up vital language skills.

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Major decisions

Education | New data can tell students the value of their degree before they commit to a college
by Laura Edghill
Posted 11/27/19, 05:09 pm

The U.S. Department of Education released an update to its College Scorecard last Wednesday, providing college-bound students data on salary and debt levels for specific majors.

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Fighting addiction on campus

Education | Amid frightening student deaths, a program at Baylor University integrates faith and recovery
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 11/20/19, 05:14 pm

Nine male students at the University of Southern California have died so far this semester, at least three from suicide and four from suspected overdoses. Three of them died over four days, starting Nov. 8.

“Students are pleading for answers from the university,” said Natalie Bettendorf, managing editor of The Daily Trojan student newspaper. “There’s a sense of desperation from within the student body. There have been too many deaths and not enough answers.”

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