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Lesson Plan: Constitution Day: The 1965 Alabama Literacy Test

Constitution Still Resonates with Today’s Youth

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By: Alyssa Goard, PBS NewsHour Extra WASHINGTON – In the meeting room for the Congressional Committee for Science and Technology, the 17 members of Plainfield…read more

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Students React to Mark Wahlberg’s Stay in School Pep-Talk

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Students at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va., got a visit last week from actor Mark Wahlberg who dropped out of high school, but…read more

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Youth Speak Out on Energy Independence

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After reading a NewsHour Extra article about how the United States will become energy independent, students from Dawson High School in Pearland, Texas, decided to write in…read more

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Instagram’s #beautycontest Provides “Forum for Self-Exploitation”

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The popular photo-sharing social media site Instagram is being used for “beauty contests” in which teenage girls submit photos so that strangers can rate their…read more

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Getting Rejected From Your Dream College Isn’t the End of the World

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An editorial in the Wall Street Journal by high school senior Suzy Lee Weiss entitled “To (All) the Colleges That Rejected Me” accuses colleges of…read more

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