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APR 17, 2015 - New York Times

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The Learning Network: Teaching the Armenian Genocide With Primary Sources From The New York Times

In this lesson, students assume the role of historians analyzing primary source material — investigating archival New York Times articles for evidence about the causes and consequences of the atrocities against Armenians. Then, we suggest opportunities for exploring contemporary issues related to the Armenian genocide.

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APR 17, 2015 - Huffington Post

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4 Things You Should Know About The Senate's Overhaul Of No Child Left Behind

A Senate committee pushed an overhaul of the No Child Left Behind Act a step closer Thursday, passing a rewritten version called the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015. The vote by the Committee on on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, led by Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and ranking member Patty Murray (D-Wash.), gives hope that the Bush-era law, which ...

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APR 17, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Common Core Tests Stopped In Three States Because Of Technical Issues

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A problem with a computer server is stopping Common Core testing in Nevada, Montana and North Dakota after a previous technical issue delayed it last month, officials said. The three states contract with the New Hampshire-based Measured Progress to administer the tests, which are linked to the hotly disputed federal education standards. The company said in ...

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APR 15, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Yale Used To Use Its Endowment For Moral Reasons. Why Isn't It Doing That With Fossil Fuels?

Over the years, the Yale endowment has grown from a humble sum intended largely to fund operations and scholarship to a massive pool of capital numbering in the tens of billions. Over this period of growth, Yale has had to wrestle with the ethical implications of its endowment policy. With the University endowment at a historical high and calls for ...

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APR 14, 2015 - Huffington Post

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French Parliament Passes Draft Law To Curb Public Health Cost And Fight Unhealthy Stereotypes

PARIS (AP) — Too-thin models, too much drinking, sexy cigarette packs: France's parliament is cracking down on all of these in a sweeping bill designed to improve public health and trim public health costs — while tackling unhealthy stereotypes along the way. The National Assembly, parliament's lower house, voted 311-241 on Tuesday to approve the draft law. It now goes ...

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