Tovia Smith

Tovia Smith appears in the following:

Education Dept. Proposes Enhanced Protection For Students Accused Of Sexual Assault

Friday, November 16, 2018

Among the significant changes is that schools could make it harder to prove allegations. Instead of only a "preponderance of the evidence," schools could demand "clear and convincing evidence."

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A Year Later, Americans Are Deeply Divided Over The #MeToo Movement

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

One year after the #MeToo movement took off, new NPR-Ipsos polls show the nation deeply divided on sexual assault and harassment, with fissures running more along party lines than gender.

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News Brief: Trump Visits Pittsburgh, Americans Divided On #MeToo, Pakistan Blasphemy Case

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

After a visit to Pittsburgh, President Trump resumes campaigning tonight in Florida. Also, new NPR-Ipsos polls show the country deeply divided on sexual assault and harassment.

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On #MeToo, Americans More Divided By Party Than Gender

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

One year after the #MeToo movement took off, new NPR-Ipsos polls show the nation deeply divided on the issue of sexual assault and harassment. The fissures run more along party lines than gender.

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On College Campuses, Making Overdose Medication Readily Available

Monday, October 22, 2018

College campuses are growing increasingly concerned about how to keep students safe amid a national opioid crisis. Some schools provide free and easy access to drugs that can reverse an overdose.

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Kavanaugh Allegations Prompt Some Prep Schools To Examine Their Culture

Friday, October 05, 2018

One 1980s graduate of an elite prep school remembers witnessing what kids used to call a "lineup." It was such a toxic culture of power and privilege, she says, many guys didn't even try to hide it.

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Advocates Brace As DeVos Preps Policies On Campus Sexual Misconduct

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Trump administration is revamping rules on how colleges handle sexual misconduct cases. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says she's correcting a system that's stacked against the accused.

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News Brief: Manafort Expected To Plead Guilty In D.C., Massachusetts Explosions, Hurricane Latest

Friday, September 14, 2018

Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort is preparing to plead guilty in a federal courtroom in Washington, D.C. Also, the latest on explosions in Massachusetts and Hurricane Florence.

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Suspected Gas Explosions In Massachusetts

Thursday, September 13, 2018

There have been multiple "gas" explosions in the towns of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover. Massachusetts State Police says Columbia Gas company is shutting off power in those areas.

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How Smartphone Apps Could Change The Way Sexual Assault Is Reported

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Developers of these apps hope to encourage more reporting and hasten the identification of repeat offenders. But some say this approach could be problematic for victims and the accused.

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Trump Administration Defends Campus Sexual Assault Rules

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.

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With A Midweek Holiday, Marking A Revolution With Moderation

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.

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More States Opting To 'Robo-Grade' Student Essays By Computer

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.

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NFL Players Move Their Protests Off The Field, Grilling DA Candidates

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."

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Boston Changes 'Yawkey Way' To 'Jersey Street' After Concerns Over Racist Legacy

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.

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Former First Lady Barbara Bush Dies At 92

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.

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Sharing Lessons Of Resilience, 5 Years After The Boston Bombing

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."

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Boston Marks 5 Years Since Marathon Bombing

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.

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Students Get Mixed Messages On Whether Protesting Will Get Them In Trouble

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.

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A School's Way To Fight Phones In Class: Lock 'Em Up

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.

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