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5 Things To Know About Mike Pence

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Signs are pointing to the Indiana governor being selected as Donald Trump's vice presidential running mate. Trump is set to officially make the announcement Friday.

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Obama To Return Early To U.S. And Visit Dallas; Other Politicians Call For Unity

Friday, July 08, 2016

Among other remarks, Donald Trump called for more unity in the country while Hillary Clinton said she mourns "for the officers shot while doing their sacred duty."

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Politicians React To Two Deaths Of Black Men By Police

Thursday, July 07, 2016

The deaths of two black men at the hands of police within two days has prompted responses from Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and President Obama.

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Hey, [Insert Name Here], Check Out These Campaign Fundraising Emails

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Whether the 2016 campaign email strategies are old or new or just a product of the times, they've certainly got the people of the Internet talking.

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Report: Partisan Bad Blood Highest In Decades

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

More than half of Republicans and Democrats now have "very unfavorable" views of the opposing party, continuing a trend that's been going on for decades.

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Trump University Is Like Other For-Profit Colleges But Without The Degree

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Trump had to drop "university" from his enterprise's name, but it used similar tactics to institutions in the for-profit college industry, where students incur high cost and debt with low results.

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Donald Trump Teases That He Could Buck The NRA On One Aspect Of Guns

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

In a tweet Wednesday, the presumptive Republican nominee said he plans to meet with the National Rifle Association to talk about banning suspected terrorists from buying guns.

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Where's The Color In Kids' Lit? Ask The Girl With 1,000 Books (And Counting)

Friday, February 26, 2016

Eleven-year-old Marley Dias went on a quest to collect and donate 1,000 books with a black girl as the main character. Spoiler alert: She did really well.

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How To Help Kids In Poverty Adjust To The Stability Of School After Break

Thursday, January 07, 2016

The first day back from winter break can be restless.

Many children are still coming down from the excitement of the holidays. Two unstructured weeks away from school — with strange food, rituals and relatives — can be overwhelming for many children, especially when it grinds to a halt after ...

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The CDC Gives U.S. Schools Low Marks In Sex Ed

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Fewer than one-fifth of middle schools — and half of high schools — are teaching all of the sex education topics recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a new study reveals.

The CDC report found that, for every age group, the least likely topics to be ...

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How To Talk To Kids About Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

You know the drill: Trace your hand, then add the details. Two feet, a beak, a single eyeball. Color it in, and voila! Hand becomes turkey.

You know the rest too: The Pilgrims fled England and landed on Plymouth Rock. The native people there, the Wampanoag, taught them to farm ...

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Your School Shapes How You Think About Inequality

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Ask yourself this question: Were you aware of inequality growing up?

Your answer may depend in part on where you went to high school. Students at racially diverse schools, particularly black and Hispanic students, are more tuned in to injustice than students going to school mostly with kids that look ...

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With Campus Racism, How Can College Presidents Get It Right?

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The resignation of the head of the University of Missouri System raises an important question: How should he have responded?

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A Galaxy Far, Far Away — Right There On The Ceiling

Monday, November 09, 2015

Our Tools of the Trade series examines the planetarium: a relic of the Space Age that's still found in more than 700 schools around the country.

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A Peek Inside: What Kids Saw On A Common Core Test

Friday, November 06, 2015

They're hard.

At least, that was the rep on new tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards that millions of U.S. kids took last spring. Now you can be the judge.

There are now a slew of actual math and English Language Arts questions online — searchable — ...

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Teachers Respond: Veteran Teachers Cry In Their Cars Too

Sunday, October 25, 2015

One in 10 teachers will quit by the end of their first year — and getting through October and November is especially tough. Having someone to support you along the way can help.

Turns out there's a toolkit to help — as we wrote about this week. Thousands chimed ...

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Hey, New Teachers, It's OK To Cry In Your Car

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Like many first-year teachers, Luisana Regidor has a lot on her mind. There are lesson plans to write and papers to grade as well as a dozen other things: evaluations, observations, fundraisers, class trips. It's overwhelming.

"Last Wednesday, I left here and I got in my car and I just ...

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Federal Student Loans Expand To Cover Some Coding Boot Camps

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Updated at 4:45 p.m. ET with details about partnering with colleges

Starting soon, students will be able to use federal loans to pay for certain coding boot camps, the immersive web development courses that promise to make students into programming experts in just a few months.

The experimental program ...

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