Tovia Smith appears in the following:
Friday, July 20, 2018
Government lawyers were in federal court Thursday for a hearing in a lawsuit over guidelines that would allow schools to demand a higher standard of evidence, making it tougher to prove an assault.
Wednesday, July 04, 2018
Celebrating the Fourth of July is a serious predicament for some when it falls on a Wednesday. It's hard to enjoy barbecues and fireworks when you have to be at work at 9 the next morning.
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Developers say they understand why teachers would be skeptical. But, they insist, computers already drive cars and detect cancer, so they can certainly handle grading students' essays.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
"The anthem had its role," says Patriots player Devin McCourty. "But I think, if we just took a knee every Sunday ... would anything change in the communities? I don't think so."
Thursday, April 26, 2018
The Red Sox called for the change to distance themselves from former owner Tom Yawkey's era of racial discrimination. Others argue that he redeemed himself.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Barbara Pierce Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92. Her death was confirmed by a family spokesman. She promoted reading skills across America and was also a best-selling author.
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Roseann Sdoia lost her right leg in the 2013 marathon bombing. She now works to empower others facing challenges because she so vividly remembers being "in those shoes."
Sunday, April 15, 2018
A survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing is planning to spend today's fifth anniversary mourning her injuries and counting her blessings. She met her husband because of the bombing.
Thursday, March 01, 2018
Some school administrators are being criticized for cracking down on students rallying for gun control, but many colleges are sending them messages of support.
Thursday, January 11, 2018
At a Boston charter school, administrators take students' phones and lock them in a soft pouch until the end of the day. "It sucks," grumbles one student.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Once considered among the most influential prelates in America, the archbishop was forced to resign amid the church's growing sex abuse scandal, which indelibly stained his reputation.
Monday, December 11, 2017
After losing their child in the Newtown shooting five years ago, two scientists are working to identify the neurological roots of violence and antisocial behavior.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Many employees feel that when it comes to sexual harassment claims, human resources departments work "for the company, rather than for the employees."
Monday, October 30, 2017
In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse scandal, some states are considering barring nondisclosure agreements in the settlement of claims.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos may be using some compromise plans devised by outside groups as a model for balancing the rights of alleged victims and accused students.
Thursday, September 07, 2017
The education secretary has signaled she wants to make significant changes to how schools handle allegations, to ensure the process is fair to accused students.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
As part of the deal to build TD Garden, its owner agreed to hold at least three charity events a year to support youth recreation. The teens are demanding that the Garden now pay millions.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
The American Jewish community has been unsettled by the re-emergence of vocal anti-Semitism, largely believed to be a feature of the nation's past.
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
The city of Boston has started a campaign to encourage bystanders to not just "say something" to authorities but to do something themselves.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
College and university administrators are increasingly open to the concept of "restorative justice," becoming less dismissive of the idea that it's too soft on sexual assault.