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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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The 9/11 anniversary in the classroom

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Teaching the events and aftermath of 9/11 can be challenging because of the complex emotions it stirs up in both teacher and student and the…read more

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Colorado towns struggle for control over fracking

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Colorado residents worry that there are not enough safety rules in place to prevent damage to their environment and quality of life. Continue reading

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Nonprofit working to transform Chinese orphanages

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After China received widespread criticism for poor conditions in its orphanages, one family decided to launch an international effort to transform them. Continue reading

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