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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

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 reading

What can we learn from the Stoneman school shooting?


This NewsHour Extra lesson provides teachers with a summary and discussion questions about Wednesday’s school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in which 17 people were killed. Continue reading

DACA provides all students with a lesson in social justice


Anxiety levels among undocumented students continue to grow due to the Trump administration’s promise to crack down on illegal immigration. In response, learn how California educators are receiving training to become advocates for this group of Dreamers. Continue reading

Talking with students about suicide prevention


Over the last decade, the suicide rate among teenagers in the U.S. has increased. The recent decision by Youtube star Logan Paul to post a video showing the body of an apparent suicide victim in Japan prompted NewsHour Extra to use the incident to discuss suicide prevention.  Continue reading

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