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Next Generation of Army Leaders Look Ahead, With Changes Afoot

Thursday, February 14, 2013

It’s been under a month since the U.S. Department of Defense said it was eliminating its ban on women serving in combat, and that’s already got young soldiers-to-be thinking about how the changes could affect their career aspirations, and the future of the military.

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Schoolbook

Fans of Flight Welcome the Space Shuttle

Friday, April 27, 2012

When the space shuttle Enterprise touched down in New York City on Friday, 20 New York City high school students in crisp black military uniforms with red trim and gold buttons presented the national flag during “The Star-Spangled Banner.” It had to be the ultimate thrill for students who work on aircraft everyday.

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Schoolbook

Commenters in a Silly Tizzy Over Testing Topic Ban

Thursday, March 29, 2012

With all that there is to be outraged about when it comes to public education and the fate of American children, the Internet is having a silly fit about a clause in a request for proposals sent out by the New York City Department of Education, listing 50 topics it wants the companies that make student tests to avoid.

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Schoolbook

Sex Ed, With an Emphasis on the Sex

Monday, November 21, 2011

As New York City moves toward its first mandated sex education courses in many years, a school in the Philadelphia suburbs embraces a new type of program that embraces the sexual aspects of sex ed. Can explicit lesson that assume high school students are having sex and coaches them on how to make the most of it be an effective way to deal with safety, unwanted pregnancies, stigmas and sexual stereotypes?

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