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The 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington: The March on Washington and Its Impact

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By Doug DuBrin, an English/history teacher as well as an editor and writer Overview Students will read Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech and explore themes…read more

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Can Summer School Close the Achievement Gap?

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Download video For students, summer is a welcome break from the daily classroom grind. However, all that time spent away from the books can lead…read more

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The Top 15 Lesson Plans for Back to School

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With students heading back into the classroom, NewsHour Extra is here to help teachers with their back-to-school lesson plans and classroom resources.  We compiled a…read more

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Schools Set to Adopt New “Common Core” Learning Standards

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Change is coming to classrooms around the country as school districts in 45 states and the District of Columbia are set to adopt the Common…read more

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Judge Rules New York’s “Stop and Frisk” Unfairly Targets Minorities

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Recently, a federal judge declared that New York City’s “Stop and Frisk” policy was unconstitutional because it unfairly targets minority men. When making her decision,…read more

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