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Is Common Core Doomed?

Is there still hope for Common Core Standards? And what will make them effective?
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Recording History: The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858 are a touchstone of American history.
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Does Common Core Math Work?

(This is the first post in a four-part series about Common Core) Why is my kid’s math homework ...
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Rose Epstein Frisch, A Scientist Who Studied Fertility, Has Died

Rose Epstein Frisch discovered the link between fatness and fertility.
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Why Do Zebras Have Stripes?

Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to cool off, according to new research.

Carter G. Woodson, The Father of Black History Month

The origins of Black History Month date back to 1926, when a historian named Carter G. Woodson spearheaded “Negro History Week.”
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The Origins of St. Valentine’s Day

The complicated origins of St. Valentine's Day.
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Usury in Historical Perspective

The Journal of Business Ethics present debates around lending and usury that go back to the beginnings of human history.
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Lynching in America

A new report called Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror," documents 3,959 African Americans lynched between 1877 and 1950.
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Sylvia Plath’s “Ariel,” 50 Years Later

Published in 1965, Ariel was published after Sylvia Plath herself had already been dead for two years.