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This week's lesson: Is the justice system being harmed?

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Attention focuses on school and work hairstyle policies that affect mainly African Americans

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

Explore ways to a healthier lifestyle in this ten-part video series highlighting tips for children on how relationships and mental and physical health can foster a positive living environment.

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Animated GIFs Have Major Reach — And Television Is Capitalizing On It

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Russia trying to take over Belarus, leader says

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

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This week's word in the news: TENURE

DEFINITION:
A status granted after a trial period to a teacher or professor that gives protection from summary dismissal.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
Lupita Montoya, who holds a doctorate from Stanford University, was denied both tenure and a chance to re-review her application after working in the college’s Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering since 2010.
The Boulder Daily Camera -- 02/17/2020



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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