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Monitoring the midterms: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other primary result indicators

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Interested in clear, unbiased news coverage for your students on the 2018 midterm elections? Check out NewsHour Extra’s resources on what the primaries could mean for the Democratic Party, especially 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s victory in New York. June’s primaries also went well for President Trump’s candidates. Continue reading

New challenges in aftermath of family separation

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Democratic attorneys general in 17 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration, arguing that its family separation policy violated the due process and equal protection clauses of the Fifth Amendment. Continue reading

Study guide: How separating children from parents became U.S. government policy

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On Monday, the Trump Administration said they would not apologize over its “zero tolerance” policy separating families at the southern U.S. border. Continue reading

Connection Challenge: Students leave social comfort zones to build stronger, safer communities

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Inspired by Parkland students, schools across the U.S. participated in the Connection Challenge as a way to step out of their comfort zones and connect with other young people at school who they wouldn’t normally interact with. Continue reading

Santa Fe study guide: Have school shootings become part of American culture?

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Learn about the lives of the eight students and two teachers killed in the school shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas on Friday, May 18th. Continue reading

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