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Hillary Clinton and Sen. Tim Kaine, her ticket mate, are in Democratic convention spotlight this week

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive




A new lesson from the Fighting With Food project guides middle and high school students through the chemistry of how metals get into water, the toxicity of lead, and how nutrition can help combat the health effects of lead exposure.

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Did Melania Trump plagiarize speech?

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Failed coup stirs fears of strongman president in Turkey

Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.

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This week's word in the news: SICKOUT

DEFINITION:
A joint action by a group of employees claiming illness and not reporting for work in order to force the granting of certain demands; specif., such an action by a group forbidden by law to strike.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Detroit Public Schools will not be on the hook to pay more than $300,000 in legal fees to sue two teachers for what the district claims was their roles in instigating massive teacher sickouts earlier in the year.
The Detroit News -- 07/25/2016



Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of events.


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Psychiatry - Power of Labeling

Could simply being told you have a specific mental disorder effect your chances of recovery?
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-- Jul 29, 2016


The National Wildlife Federation lesson plans are designed to introduce students to life science, ecology, wildlife biology, scientific identification and observation. All lesson plans are aligned to the National Science Education Standards and organized by grade level.

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