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Need-to-Know: Government Shutdown!

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Political negotiations over the government’s budget in Washington, D.C., are at a standstill, with Republicans in Congress threatening to shut down the government unless President…read more

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Government Shuts Down, Affecting Millions

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO The federal government has officially shut down for the first time in 17 years, meaning 800,000 “non-essential” federal employees have been sent home…read more

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Is Healthcare A Right?

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On October 1, the healthcare exchanges in the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, up to the general public for enrollment. The imminent implementation…read more

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Analyzing stop-and-frisk through personal narratives and infographics – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

By Katie Gould, NewsHour Teacher Resource Producer and Allison McCartney, Editor for NewsHour Extra This Common Core-aligned lesson helps students explore the New York City’s…read more

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PBS’ “Latino Americans” Documentary – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

LATINO AMERICANS is the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape…read more

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