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Obama calls for international response to Ebola

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President Obama told world leaders at the United National General Assembly that the international community is “not moving fast enough” to contain the Ebola epidemic. Continue reading

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Consumers speak up on net neutrality

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Over three million people have commented online to the Federal Communications Commission on the net neutrality debate, the results of which could have drastic effects on how we use the Internet. Continue reading

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Malala on education: “Dreams do come true”

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“I’m hopeful that the dreams which I have now to see every child going to school, to see equal rights for women, I think, soon…I will see those dreams becoming a reality.” Continue reading

Periodic attacks occur against girls, teachers and their school buildings, usually in the more conservative south and east of Afghanistan, from where the Taliban draws most support.

Teaching girls’ empowerment in the developing world

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PBS NewsHour recently interviewed Malala Yousafzai, who has become a worldwide symbol for girls’ empowerment through education. NewsHour Extra compiled resources to for teachers to address women…read more

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‘California Thursdays’ source school lunches locally

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In Oakland, California, school officials are revamping the school lunch menu to bring in food from local farms. Continue reading

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