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Do Now: How can we help fight the Ebola outbreak?

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We asked students how the international community can contribute to fighting Ebola in West Africa.

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Periodic attacks occur against girls, teachers and their school buildings, usually in the more conservative south and east of Afghanistan, from where the Taliban draws most support.

Teaching girls’ empowerment in the developing world

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PBS NewsHour recently interviewed Malala Yousafzai, who has become a worldwide symbol for girls’ empowerment through education. NewsHour Extra compiled resources to for teachers to address women…read more

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Need-to-know: Extra’s top summer stories

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This summer saw constant breaking news around the globe. Check out Extra’s top summer stories below, with links to more information on these stories, discussion…read more

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The host nation's fans expect nothing less than a World Cup championship. Photo by Flickr user Ronnie Macdonald

World Cup host Brazil tackles issue of racism in soccer

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The entire world is gearing up for the FIFA World Cup, which is set to kick off in Brazil this week. Continue reading

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News quiz: How much do you know about this school year’s biggest stories?

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A lot has happened in the world since the end of the last school year. With summer vacation just around the corner, test your knowledge of the past year’s biggest news stories. Continue reading

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