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High school students sit in the bleachers of a gymnasium where Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump was speaking at a campaign rally in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, October 10, 2016.   REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTSROD2

How teachers and students discuss the election in the classroom

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Ahead of the third and final debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, educators around the country have found themselves struggling to teach and discuss this turbulent election in the classroom. Continue reading

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Political commentators on presidential candidates’ behavior

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Political columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks, who usually fall on different sides of the political spectrum, agreed on Friday that Donald Trump’s behavior in recent days has harmed his campaign. Continue reading

QUALITY REPEAT A sign is seen next to a water dispenser at North Western high school in Flint, a city struggling with the effects of lead-poisoned drinking water, in Michigan May 4, 2016.  REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTX2CVJ1

Why lead went from household staple to dangerous toxin

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Lead has been used in pipes and plumbing dating back to ancient times, but its role as a public health hazard only emerged in recent decades. Continue reading

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Trump responds to ‘locker room banter’ at second debate

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO (Editor’s note: Note that this video includes references to inappropriate language and should be reviewed before showing to your class.) Essential question What…read more

Salesman Ryan Martinez clears the chamber of an AR-15 at the "Ready Gunner" gun store In Provo, Utah, U.S. in Provo, Utah, U.S., June 21, 2016. Massachusetts will ban the sale of "copycat" assault-style weapons similar to those increasingly used in mass shootings, state Attorney General Maura Healey, said July 20, 2016. REUTERS/George Frey/File Photo - RTSIXLF

Election issue: Clinton and Trump on gun control

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Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have very different approaches to the issue of gun control. Continue reading

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