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The Learning Network: Fair Elections in Jeopardy? Connecting the Dots Among Voting Rates, Rights and Restrictions
In this lesson, we help students make connections among voter participation rates, the history of voting rights and new state voter ID laws. We also provide several ideas to help students investigate topics further, for example, by debating new voting requirements and creating get-out-the-vote public service announcements.
Boot camps to teach coding are popping up all over, and most graduates are finding well-paying jobs, according to an article in The Times.
Why do we rarely talk about pregnancy loss, though the statistics are staggering? Sharing our stories may be the best way to help other families with their grief.
To celebrate our fifth birthday, we take a look back at our most popular posts and most-commented-on Student Opinion questions this year.
Can women’s colleges survive the transgender movement?
Here are the first seven paragraphs from the Oct. 12 article “It’s Alive! And It Grows Into a Jack-o’-Lantern.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?
Our son is allergic to peanuts, and medically supervised experimentation—a byproduct of desperation, and fear—is the best we have to offer him.
The state-appointed board that oversees the city’s school district canceled the teachers’ union contract and required them to contribute to health care premiums.
Fall is rushing toward winter, and maybe there just isn’t enough fall fun to be had to make up for it.
It’s a lot of work to pack up your 4- and 2-year old sons and drive home to the Midwest to have a baby, but there are benefits. I’ll be surrounded by friends and family, and have room to breathe.
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Dozens of the schools have sprung up around the country to teach computer programming, offering students a fast-paced curriculum and the promise of jobs.
Karen Lewis, the Chicago union leader who had been considering a bid to unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel, will not run as she continues treatment after surgery for an undisclosed medical condition, her exploratory committee said Monday.
“People suddenly assume my seventh grader has become a self-obsessed jerk, lost in her iPhone and touching up her lip gloss. Nothing could be further from the truth. She wants great books, but not necessarily teen books,” and it’s hard to fit the bill.
Do all princes just sort of wander around, hoping for a dragon to slay and a damsel in distress to kiss? What if they are not the rescuing type? What if they are scared of the dragon?