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Education Ticker: Academic freedom, guns on campus and kids' resilience

The best of the web on education from kindergarten topostsecondary, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail education editorSimonaChiose.

Does academic freedom extend to Twitter?

As more academics and students take to Twitter to express their instaopinions, they may consider what they're saying carefully after news that a university distanced itself from one of its professors for his tweets on the Newtown tragedy.

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Presidents want guns off campus

U.S. college presidents from liberal-arts colleges are quite different from the NRA. They have written a letter opposing the legalization of guns on university campuses and asking for increased consumer safety standards. Over 160 presidents have signed.

Family resilience beats the odds

In what feels like one of the most depressing studies of the past year, a child development foundation has found that rates of poverty and ill health among American children are rising, yet their overall well-being is also increasing as parents are investing more time and energy into their kids' education and community connections. The study champions families' resilience but it also raises questions about the durability of those gains. Here's hoping for a better year next year! The Ticker is back in January

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Postsecondary Education Reporter

Simona Chiose covers postsecondary education for The Globe and Mail. She was previously the paper’s Education Editor, coordinating coverage of all aspects of education, from kindergarten to college and university. She has a PhD in political science from the University of Toronto. More

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