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Peer Pressure and Academics

Peer Pressure and Academics | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Learn about peer pressure and academics, how the pressure for teens to keep up with AP classes and extra-curricular activities causes burnout, stress.
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Facebook profit up but teens could be losing interest

Facebook profit up but teens could be losing interest | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Facebook shares spiked with stellar earnings results, but plummeted back down on word teenagers may be falling out of love with the social network.
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UN News - ‘Motherhood in childhood,’ new UN report, spotlights adolescent pregnancy

UN News - ‘Motherhood in childhood,’ new UN report, spotlights adolescent pregnancy | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
A United Nations report released today spotlights the high rates of teenage pregnancies in developing countries – 7.3 million every year – and calls on Governments to help girls achieve their full potential through education and adequate health...
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UC-Berkley opens Jewish studies center

UC-Berkley opens Jewish studies center | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Jewish Scene: New center allotted $1 million to 'connect more students to wealth of Jewish studies resources across campus, enrich university’s engagement with Jewish community in San Francisco Bay area'...
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Raising Social Media Teens Means Constant Parental Learning - NPR (blog)

Raising Social Media Teens Means Constant Parental Learning - NPR (blog) | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
NPR (blog) Raising Social Media Teens Means Constant Parental Learning NPR (blog) This week on All Tech, we're exploring kids and technology with posts and radio pieces about raising digital natives.
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Being tech savvy is a must for today's parents
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6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents

6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
The Common Core Learning Standards describe the importance of teaching students how to comprehend informational text. They are asked to read closely, make inferences, cite evidence, analyze arguments
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Google Algorithm Provides Offensive Search Suggestions

Google Algorithm Provides Offensive Search Suggestions | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Calls to censor Google's autocomplete algorithm have been flooding in after a blogger typed in the words 'Jews should' to Google, and was met with some offensive and derogatory remarks
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IDF, Hamas Inadvertently Engage in Twitter Dialogue

IDF, Hamas Inadvertently Engage in Twitter Dialogue | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
IDF Major Peter Lerner's tweet received a response from Hamas, to which he replied, though he insists it's "not dialogue"
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Twitter back and forth between IDF and Hamas

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Ultra-Orthodox Singers Defy Stereotypes in Israel [VIDEO]

Ultra-Orthodox Singers Defy Stereotypes in Israel [VIDEO] | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Arie and Gil Gat are Israel's latest national sweethearts after dominating the audition stage of Israel's top-rated reality talent show, "Rising Star"
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26th Semi-Annual "Taking Stock with Teens" Report

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Stats and figures about Teen spending, time on social media, food choices, and more. 

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Your Social Life Is Not Your Social Media - Huffington Post

Your Social Life Is Not Your Social Media - Huffington Post | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Your Social Life Is Not Your Social Media Huffington Post Maybe it was simply that her friends didn't take social media as seriously as she did, and would have been surprised to learn they'd hurt her.
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15 percent of US youth out of school, work

15 percent of US youth out of school, work | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Some of the nation's largest cities have more than 100,000 young people who are neither working nor studying, according to a new study.
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Almost 15% of 16-24 year olds are out of work or school, missing time to build skills for future marketability. 

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The Student-Inspired PSA That Should Be Shown At Every School: 'It's All About Respect'

The Student-Inspired PSA That Should Be Shown At Every School: 'It's All About Respect' | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Teens of different ethnicities and backgrounds from a Minnesota high school have a powerful message for their classmates: "It's all about respect." Watch their PSA, above, where they explain what it feels like to be a minority student...
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Why don't US teenagers care about driving anymore?

Why don't US teenagers care about driving anymore? | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
From 1996 to 2012 the number of high-school seniors with licenses dropped by 12% down to 73%, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Teenagers, young adults diagnosed with cancer at increased risk of suicide

Teenagers and young adults are at increased risk of suicide after being diagnosed with cancer according to a study published.
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The Mind of a Middle Schooler: How Brains Learn

The Mind of a Middle Schooler: How Brains Learn | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron defines important brain terminology while providing a classroom scenario where a middle schooler's brain is hard at work.
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From Capitol Hill to Nahal Brigade

From Capitol Hill to Nahal Brigade | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Jewish Scene: Joshua Gardner, 27, gives up on promising political career in Washington to immigrate to Israel, join IDF
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Dan Goleman: Just Like Me: Understanding the Common Human Condition

Dan Goleman: Just Like Me: Understanding the Common Human Condition | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
At a time when the news offers a steady stream of ways people battle because of the differences between them, there's an antidote sorely needed: an understanding of the ways someone else shares our common human condition.
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What To Do If Your Social Media Account Is Hijacked - The Next Web

What To Do If Your Social Media Account Is Hijacked - The Next Web | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
What To Do If Your Social Media Account Is Hijacked The Next Web Almost everyone has had their social media accounts compromised at least once in the past, where their accounts automatically share scam links to friends and followers.
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One comment I never hear as a Jewish educator

One comment I never hear as a Jewish educator | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
I'm lucky. I regularly interact with a cohort of individuals that others write reports about these days. I learn so much from the young adults I speak with about their Jewish education. No research...
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There's data, then there's what I know.

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A Moment of Historic Justice: Landmark Ruling Returns Torahs to Ukrainian Jewish Community

A Moment of Historic Justice: Landmark Ruling Returns Torahs to Ukrainian Jewish Community | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
A Ukrainian court has ordered that hundreds of torah scrolls that were confiscated by Soviet troops nearly a century ago be returned to its rightful owners
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Teacher in Scotland to face disciplinary hearing for praising Hitler

(JTA) — A teacher at a private school in Scotland will have a disciplinary hearing for reportedly making anti-Semitic and other inappropriate comments during class.
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Facebook Is No Longer The Most Popular Social Network For Teens

Facebook Is No Longer The Most Popular Social Network For Teens | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Twitter has overtaken Facebook as the social...
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From the article: "Twitter is the new king of teens, with 26% naming it as their "most important" social site. Only 23% said Facebook was most important, down from a high of 42%."

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Judaism vs Americanism: An oasis of ideals

Judaism vs Americanism: An oasis of ideals | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
In the great, century-long love affair between America and the Jews, it’s tempting to assume that Jewish and American values are perfectly aligned.
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Facebook works to warn users about violent content

Facebook works to warn users about violent content | Judaism in Today's World | Scoop.it
Facebook is working on developing new ways to let users control what content they see, including warnings that particular images contain graphic violence.
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Do you agree with these policies? Is there any content that might be off-limits? Great debate opportunities abound in this story.

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