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Inside the battle over the Confederate flag

<b>Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) —</b> Debates over displaying the Confederate battle flag are as familiar here as grits and sweet tea.<p>But the outpouring of grief after a racist gunman killed nine African-Americans last week during a Bible study at a historic Charleston church is testing whether the …

Scaffolding Writing Instruction for English-Language Learners

<i>This article is the second in a two-part series on supporting ELL literacy, sponsored by Middlebury Interactive Languages. Click here to read the</i> …

See the American Civil War in Color Photographs

Allan Pinkerton, President Lincoln, and Maj. Gen. John A. McClernand; at the main eastern theater of the war, Battle of<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Alexander …

Japan says visit by Putin aide to disputed island 'regrettable'

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will lodge a protest with Russia after President Vladimir Putin’s chief of staff visited a contested island chain, but there would be no change to Tokyo’s policy to maintain dialogue with Moscow, Japan’s top government spokesman said on Wednesday.<p>Japan's Chief Cabinet …

Drone strike kills suspected militants in Pakistan, officials say

BANNU Pakistan (Reuters) - A U.S. drone strike killed at least five suspected militants near the Afghan border in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, intelligence officials said, amid a rise in such attacks since after the military announced an anti-Taliban offensive.<p>Four intelligence officials …

Indonesia tells the United States how to defeat jihadists with soft power

Indonesia, home to the world’s largest population of Muslims, had some words of advice for the United States for defeating the extremist group Islamic State and other like-minded jihadists.<p>“Once ISIS [Islamic State in Iraq and Syria] can be defeated militarily, we will urgently need to come up with …

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5 Ways to Make Your Classroom Student-Centered

Complete Coverage<p>By Marcia Powell<p>What interests you? Sports? Historical novels? Cars? Finding crafty ideas on Pinterest? For adults, making choices …

e-Portfolios

Student ePortfolios<p>Our students are keeping a record of their learning throughout the school year by uploading products, answering essential …

Education Technology

Backwards EdTech Flow Chart

I’m a very visual person, so naturally I’m drawn to charts, diagrams and anything that I can look at and understand. I’ve made a couple other charts …

Beyond the Comfort Zone: 6 Ways to Build Independent Thinking

The end result will be a greater awareness by the students, not only for how their brains work, but also for how they can push themselves to connect …

In Pictures: The children of Syria's Ghouta

<b>East Ghouta, Syria -</b> Residents of East Ghouta, on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus, have witnessed terrible conditions for more than a year, with clashes and shelling from Syrian government forces causing widespread death, destruction and hardship. Rebel fighters are also blamed for …

25 Of The Best Research Apps For iPad & Android

Jan 06, 2014 - itunes.apple.com - 6856<p>EasyBib is the world's best and most accurate citation generator. With over 10+ years of citation generation …

History Podcasts & Video

Starting in the late 1700s and running for a century, small rural communities in New England were sometimes stricken with a panicked fear that the …

Home KG – A Free iPad App for Learning to Write

Home KG is a free iPad designed to help children learn to write all of the letters of the alphabet, numbers one through nine, and ten basic shapes. …

13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare

Whether a fan or not though, you probably use many of Shakespeare's phrases on a regular basis.<p>Here's a list of 13 popular, albeit strange, sayings The Bard coined. In fact, we say or write some of these so often, they've become clichés.<p><b>1. "Green-eyed monster"</b><p>Meaning: jealousy.<p>In "Othello," Iago …

In India, Hundreds March on Parliament to Demand End to Child Labor

More than 300 citizens and representatives of national and international civil society groups walked to India’s parliament Thursday to demand an …

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Franz Josef Land Expedition: The Underwater Colors of the Arctic

Wildlife<p><i>National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala is setting off to explore Franz Josef Land, one of the most remote archipelagos in the world, only 900 km from the North Pole. Home to polar bears, whales, seals and more, the team will investigate how global warming may be affecting this</i> …

Mohammad-Hadi Bordhar Arrested For Bible Distribution In Iran