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Can new rice improve health in the Philippines?

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Scientists are developing a new breed of rice that could help improve public health in the Philippines, but some say it will harm the environment. Continue reading

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U.S. will ramp up efforts to fight Ebola

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President Obama announced the U.S. will scale its efforts to combat the Ebola virus in West Africa, which has spread exponentially throughout the region in recent months. 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

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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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Ebola outbreak resource collection

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This resource collection is designed for middle and high school educators who want to cover the Ebola outbreak with their students. Check back for more…read more

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