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Will school walkouts inspire lawmakers to act?
Thousands of students will participate in walkouts across the U.S. today to end gun violence in schools. Continue reading#NationalWalkoutDayDonald Trumpgun violenceGunsMarjory Stoneman Douglas High SchoolNational Rifle AssociationNational Walkout DayNRAparklandschool shootingsSocial Studiesstudent protest
Does Trump’s school safety plan make schools safer?
The Trump Administration shared its plan to end school shootings on Sunday. It was met with wide criticism for not doing enough to address the problem. Continue reading#NationalWalkoutDay#StudentGunReformIdeasDonald TrumpfederalismFlorida school shootingGovernment & Civicsgun controlgun policygun reformgun violenceGunsmass shootingMedia LiteracyNational Rifle AssociationNational Walkout DaynewtownNRAparklandSandy Hookschool safetyschool shootingsSocial IssuesSocial Studiesstudent walkoutwalkouts
How teens want to solve America’s school shooting problem
One thing all students agreed on: change is possible and action must be taken. Continue readingeducationgun controlgun policygun reformgun violenceMarjory Stoneman Douglas High Schoolmental healthNational Rifle AssociationNational Walkout DayNRAparklandSocial IssuesSocial StudiesSRLstudent proteststudent reporting labsstudent walkoutswalkout
Lesson plan: How outstanding women in STEM fields overcame obstacles
This lesson explores the careers of 19 great female scientists, the challenges they overcame and whether those challenges are still present in students’ lives. Continue readinginternational women's dayScienceSocial IssuesSocial StudiesSTEMTechnologywomenWomen's History Month
Ways to share your students’ solutions to gun violence
PBS social media activity: In addition to walkouts, what are ways to express your solutions to gun violence? Tag @NewsHourExtra using #StudentGunReformIdeas via Twitter Continue readingactivismCivicsELAenglishGovernment & Civicsgun controlgun policygun reformgun safetygun violenceGunsJournalismlesson planMarjory Stoneman Douglas High SchoolMedia Literacyparklandright to bear armsschool shootingSecond AmendmentSocial IssuesSocial StudiesSRLstudent reporting labsStudent Voicestudent walkoutwalkoutsyouth mediayouth voice