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Should some sports franchises change their names?

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After years of activist pressure, some sports franchises are formally considering name changes. Why do these name changes matter? Continue reading

Monitoring the Midterms: Should the voting age be 16?

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Vote16DC is a coalition made up of youth and adults in Washington D.C. with one goal in mind: to lower the voting age to 16. This issue is sure to generate some debate in your class, especially ahead of the upcoming 2018 midterm elections. Continue reading

Obama to Kids: “You Have No Excuse”

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President Obama spoke at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia, outside Washington, D.C., as part of an administration back-to-school event. The speech, which was broadcast…read more

D.C. Test Scores Improve, But Reforms Remain Controversial

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While Washington D.C. school system is considered one of the worst school systems in nation, aggressive reforms have resulted in high standardized test scores under…read more

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