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What makes someone a bystander? – Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

This lesson asks students to explore the psychology of why people choose to remain bystanders instead of choosing to intervene. Continue reading


Teach for America struggling to find new teachers


The Teach For America program, which sends recruits into under-resourced districts to teach, is facing a low number of volunteers this year. Continue reading

Demonstrators gather to protest a controversial religious freedom bill in Indianapolis

Religious freedom bill in Indiana causes backlash


Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed a state bill into law this week that proponents say will protect religious freedom in the state, but that others criticize as enabling discrimination. Continue reading

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How unconscious race bias affects millennials


Are millennials as racist as past generations? A common answer to that question is “no,” but research shows there’s more to the story. Continue reading

Archer Hadley and Texas Gov Greg Abbott

Student’s wheelchair challenge makes Texas school accessible


A student’s wish to make his school more wheelchair-accessible raised money and awareness for the cause in his community and inspired others across the country. Continue reading

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