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How Muhammad Ali’s life reflected America’s struggles

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Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali died of natural causes on Friday in Phoenix, Arizona. He was 74. Continue reading

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Are Teens Addicted to Technology?

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What roles do social media and technology play in teens’ lives? Is it possible that teens are addicted to their phones? In this lesson plan, students will respond to PBS NewsHour’s Brief but Spectacular episode, “Teens on Tech.” Continue reading

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Take a poll, debate the issue: Immigration

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Where do students stand on immigration policy? In this lesson plan, have students take a poll before and after they debate the issue to see…read more

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PBS NewsHour hosts town hall with President Obama

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The PBS NewsHour’s Gwen Ifill hosted a special event, ‘Questions for President Obama,’ on June 1 in Elkart, Indiana. Elkart was the first city Obama visited after he was elected president in 2008. Continue reading

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Marijuana poses challenges for employee drug tests

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Employers across the country are finding it difficult to hire potential job candidates who are willing and able to pass drug tests, according to a New York Times report by Jackie Calmes. Continue reading

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