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Police make schools safer—right? http://bit.ly/1eyh0IX
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‪#‎OnThisDay‬ in 1908, Thurgood Marshall was born. He would go on to be the plaintiff's attorney in the historic 'Brown vs Board of Education' school desegregation case and to become the first African-American Justice to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.
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RIP to Nicholas Winton, who died this morning at the age of 106. During World War II, Winton helped nearly 700 Jewish children escape Nazi capture in Czechoslovakia by single-handedly finding homes for them in Britain.
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GREAT PEOPLE AT REST THANK YOU GREAT FRIEND FOR BEING THERE FOR THEM 
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Deaf and hard-of-hearing students can effectively miss class, even if they attend every day. Learn to spot this phenomenon and help reverse it. http://bit.ly/1fFCVyE
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This teacher reflects back on growing up transgender and how educators can be more inclusive of trans students. http://bit.ly/1fmqEzg
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Elementary students in Montgomery County Schools are fighting for schools to be closed on at least one Muslim holy day a year. 
Fifth-grader, 11, creates petition that asks: “Imagine having to take an exam on Christmas or Passover!”
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A beautiful story about Misty Copeland and her mentor, who 50 years ago made her own history as a black ballerina.
"The company told me, 'Stay here, lock the door and don't come out,'" Raven Wilkinson said. "From my window, I saw a cross burning outside."
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Interesting. And don't miss the report on the +PBS NewsHour​ website:
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/misty-copeland-makes-history-first-female-african-american-principal-dancer/ Video and text by +Joshua Barajas​ available there. #PBSNEWS
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Tired of how the media is portraying their continent, young Africans are using social media to show positive images of their lives.
Tired of seeing only images of war and famine, Africans everywhere started sharing uplifting photos and stories.
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What are the consequences when schools are named after Confederate leaders? http://bit.ly/1g2Jtrx
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They tend to use them as examples and role models
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Knowing their rights is now just one click away for Boston students, thanks to an app created by their peers.
A group of Boston students have released what's believed to be the first app in the nation for students to hold staff accountable to honoring their rights.
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This is amazing for those that live in Baltimore, it should be state to state that way as Africans living in America we shall not be defeated by anyone's state of mind #js.
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These teenage girls are speaking up about street and sexual harassment.
"Sexual harassment makes me feel unsafe and angry." That's what 15-year-old Elizabeth has to say in an imMEDIAte Justice documentary about street harassment. ImMEDIAte Justice, a voluntee
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Our friends at Teaching for Change have an excellent new reading list that can liven up your summer AND your classroom next year.
Here is a list of titles released in this past year that we suggest for summer reading. These are just to get you started. There are many more titles in our recommended booklists. Remember, whatever you read this summer, please purchase your book at our indie-webstore and boycott Amazon, ...
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Founded in 1991 by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance is dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation's children.