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Should teen inmates ever be put in solitary confinement?

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO New York State has decided not to allow prisons to place teenage inmates in solitary confinement. The new policy comes as a report…read more

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Mistrial in murder of black Florida teen revives debate on race and self-defense

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This weekend, a Florida jury convicted 47-year-old Jacksonville software developer Michael Dunn on three counts of attempted murder, but declared a mistrial on a charge that he murdered 17-year-old black teenager Jordan Davis in a case that has drawn comparison to the killing of Trayvon Martin. Continue reading

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Black History Month teaching resources

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Celebrate Black History Month in your classroom this February with 17 lesson plans and resources that cover topics ranging from important civil rights anniversaries to…read more

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Olympics spur protests against Russia’s anti-gay law

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In response to international protests against a controversial Russian gay propaganda law, the head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) rebuked world leaders who have shunned the games for political reasons. Continue reading

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Human rights and the Olympic Games unit plan

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PBS NewsHour Extra and New Global Citizens (NGC) have paired up to bring you education resources to teach the Olympic Games through the lens of…read more

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