The Importance of Teaching Early U.S. History

Mary JoestenSocial Studies

U.S. history is not being taught in its entirety or being taught effectively to all high school students. We must take action to help students understand our past by providing opportunities to take courses that provide innovative methods that lead to mastery of the content.

Social and Emotional Learning

Charles VerheyTeacher Life

Multiple students have reached out to me over the years, sharing their struggles with depression. I knew I had to do something different in order to address the needs of my students. I needed to find ideas.

California Governor Signs Bill Allowing College Athletes to Profit from Endorsements

Rachael ManvilleSocial StudiesLeave a Comment

September 30, 2019Colin DwyerNPRLexile: 1400L—1500L In a move that puts California on a collision course with the NCAA, Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill effectively allowing college athletes in the state to earn compensation for the use of their likeness, sign endorsement deals and hire agents to represent them. The governor signed the measure in a segment released Monday … Read More

How Impeachment Works

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September 25, 2019Zachary B. WolfCNNLexile: 1400L–1500L Calls to impeach President Donald Trump began among some Democrats almost the day he was inaugurated. They ballooned after former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report to Congress about interactions between the Trump campaign and Russia and, separately, Trump’s efforts to squash the investigation, potentially obstructing justice. But now that Trump has admitted to trying to influence Ukrainian President Volodymyr … Read More

Will D.C. Become the 51st State? Advocates Argue Case in Congress with Boost from Democrats

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September 19, 2019Nicholas WuUSA TodayLexile: 1100L–1200L WASHINGTON—Legislation under consideration in the House of Representatives could make Washington, D.C., the 51st state.  The bill, aptly named “H.R. 51,” was debated Thursday morning before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform in the first House hearing on statehood since 1993. The district’s single nonvoting member of Congress, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, a Democrat, sponsors the … Read More

145 CEOs Sent Congress a Letter Demanding Action on Gun Control

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September 12, 2019Terry NguyenVoxLexile: 1300L–1400 The chief executives of major US companies sent Senate leaders a letter on Thursday, urging Congress to expand background checks on all gun sales and issue stronger “red flag” laws. The letter, first shared by the New York Times, is backed by 145 CEOs of well-known retailers, technology companies, and financial institutions, including Dick’s Sporting Goods, … Read More