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What Do Students Want Teachers To Know?

With the school year coming to a close, New York Times reporter Jessica Lahey took the time to ask students what they wished teachers knew.With the school year coming to a close, New York Times reporter Jessica Lahey took the time to ask students what they wished teachers knew.

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Will Virginia Government Shutdown? McAuliffe Says No

Thousands of Virginia state workers, 107,000 to be exact, are terrified of losing their jobs, due to an unresolved budget battle. If the General Assembly does not pass a state budget by July 1, government shutdown may be the consequence. What’s causing the disagreement? Medicaid.

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Sen. Warren: “A Fighting Chance” for Middle Class, Students

In a recent interview with PBS affiliate, Judy Woodruff, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D, Mass.) discussed her newly published memoir, “A Fighting Chance,” and her effort to protect the middle class, particularly middle class students.


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Leggings: Trendy or Offensive?

Parents, students, and teachers are quickly finding out that leggings may no longer be deemed acceptable in their school systems. It has become a popular trend of school administrators to ban certain attire that may cause distraction to other students, with leggings being the first to go.

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Virginia’s Ban on Same-Sex Marriage is Challenged

According to The Washington Post, Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage raised a heap of controversy in a federal appeals court on Tuesday. The 4th Circuit panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals was called to review the February ruling that bans and bars recognition of same-sex marriage and any type of legal union that resembles marriage in Virginia. The arguments swayed back and forth involving topics ranging from a seemingly related previous landmark court case to the effects that same-sex marriage has on the partners’ children. Two judges with polar opposite views acquired one question to be answered: does Virginia have the right to ban same-sex marriage or is the ban defended by the constitution’s depiction of marriage?


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Standardized Teacher Training Initiatives Re-Emerge

The Obama Administration formally announced an initiative to improve teacher trainings across the U.S. on Friday morning. The initiative was previously introduced by Education Secretary Arne Duncan in 2012, but is now being drafted for implementation within the next year.

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Washington State Governor Issues Moratorium on Death Penaty

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee announced a moratorium on the death penalty in Washington State.      

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Obama Launches "My Brother's Keeper" Initiative

On Thursday, February 27, President Obama launched the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative to “unlock the full potential” of young men and boys of color. The initiative will help not only the at-risk demographic but the nation as a whole, said the president.  

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What's Behind Ukraine's Political Crisis?

For three months, Ukraine has been distressed by anti-government protests leading to violent protests with no ending in sight. Prior to the ignition of the protests, Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych claimed he was committed on singing a historical trade pact with the European Union. However on November 21, he decided to end talks with the European Union.

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Senate Narrowly Avoids Debt Limit Crisis

The Senate met on February 12, 2014 to pass a bill that would suspend the debt limit through March 2015. Republican Senator Ted Cruz demanded a filibuster requiring 60 votes from the Senate in hopes of spurring a debate about government spending. Even if all Democrats voted to bypass the filibuster, they needed five Republicans to push it through.


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