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The Controversy Over Just How Much History AP World History Should Cover
Like any Advanced Placement course, AP World History is intense, requiring students to absorb lots of sophisticated, detail-laden information in a relatively short amount of time: usually, a ...
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DeVos Says There’s One Thing Her School-Safety Commission Won’t Be Studying: Guns
What should be on the list of tasks for President Trump’s newly minted school-safety commission, charged with studying what can be done to prevent campus violence? Perhaps the ...
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The Rapid Retraction of a School-Shooting Video Game
Activists managed to quash a video game called Active Shooter before it was even released to the public, the culmination of a public uproar over what critics described ...
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The Trump Administration’s Approach to School Violence Is More Style Than Substance
On Thursday President Trump met with residents of Santa Fe, Texas, including family members of students killed in the shooting at the town’s high school last month. The ...
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Liam, Noah, Emma, Olivia—the Social Security Administration has released its annual list of the United States’ most popular baby names and one thing is clear: American parents love ...
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Of all the Hawaiian deities, Pele is perhaps the most formidable. The goddess of fire (and volcanoes and lightning and wind), she has a reputation for being as ...
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The Larger Concerns Behind the Teachers’ Strikes
One demand of the striking Oklahoma teachers has gotten a lot of attention: They want higher salaries. Superficially that demand may seem like a somewhat selfish concern—a question ...
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Donald Trump Doesn’t Understand Community Colleges
During a speech on Thursday, President Trump revealed a striking ignorance of one of the pillars of his country’s educational system. In the course of promoting his infrastructure ...
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The Problems at Michigan State Went Far Beyond Larry Nassar
A former Michigan State University dean—and the former supervisor to the serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar—is now facing his own set of sexual-harassment accusations. William Strampel, who served ...
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The Push for Harsher School Discipline After Parkland
The February 14 Parkland shooting that killed 17 people has led to a slew of policy proposals, including the headline-grabbing call from President Trump and others for laws ...
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