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What Is ISIS? Five Multimedia Resources Explaining the Radical Militant Group

News & Civics | May 20, 2015

What Is ISIS? Five Multimedia Resources Explaining the Radical Militant Group

A collection of explanatory interactive resources from around the Web.

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The American Dream: How it Relates to Students Today

News & Civics | May 18, 2015 | 3 Comments

The American Dream: How it Relates to Students Today

The American Dream: having a well-paying job, a house with a fence, marriage, children, and maybe a dog. For many millenials, their goals don’t exactly line up with the good ol’ American Dream. Read what students have to say about defining their own “American Dream.”

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The Feverish Roots of Today’s Anti-Vaccine Movement

News & Civics | May 15, 2015

The Feverish Roots of Today’s Anti-Vaccine Movement

Explore the feverish roots of the modern anti-vaccine movement.

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What Mandatory Water Cuts in Cities throughout California Look Like, in Three Interactive Maps

News & Civics | May 11, 2015

What Mandatory Water Cuts in Cities throughout California Look Like, in Three Interactive Maps

Three interactive maps of California’s unprecedented mandatory water cuts.

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Should Teachers Get Paid More Money?

News & Civics | May 8, 2015 | 36 Comments

Should Teachers Get Paid More Money?

Teaching is by no measure an easy job. The hours are long, the demands are high, the working conditions are often challenging … and the pay? Let’s just say, you don’t go into teaching for the money. Should teachers earn more money?

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Students Weigh in on School Safety and Disaster Preparation

News & Civics | May 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Students Weigh in on School Safety and Disaster Preparation

School districts around the US have been trying to figure out how to keep children safe. Read whether students feel safe at school and if their schools are prepared for disasters.

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How Does the American Dream Relate to You?

News & Civics | May 1, 2015 | 95 Comments

How Does the American Dream Relate to You?

Not too many years ago, the “American dream” seemed to be a pretty uniform vision: landing a well-paying job, owning your own home and filling it with cool stuff, maybe even having a family and sending your kids to good schools and colleges. How do you personally define the “American dream?”

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What’s the Value of Graduating High School Versus Earning a GED? Students Weigh In

News & Civics | May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

What’s the Value of Graduating High School Versus Earning a GED? Students Weigh In

In 2013, nearly 750,000 took the GED. View what students had to say about the value of earning a GED versus graduating from high school.

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Interactive Maps: Explore Nepal’s Earthquake and Aftermath

News & Civics | April 27, 2015

Interactive Maps: Explore Nepal’s Earthquake and Aftermath

More than 4,000 thousand people are dead in the aftermath of Saturday’s massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked the landlocked Himalayan nation of Nepal. Mouseover the maps to explore the region’s geography and the locations of where the earthquake and aftershocks hit.

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Students Tackle Hot Button Issue: Should Teachers Carry Weapons?

News & Civics | April 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Students Tackle Hot Button Issue: Should Teachers Carry Weapons?

Western lawmakers are weighing proposals to potentially eliminate gun-free zones in places such as public schools. This would allow guns in schools, in hopes of avoiding mass shootings that often happen. Lawmakers who support this proposal are using the Second Amendment of the Constitution, which gives citizens the right to bear arms, in their favor. […]

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