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Does “Watchman” change how you’ll teach “Mockingbird”? Here are six ideas for teaching “Mockingbird” today, as well as many resources for connecting Harper Lee and her work to the world around us.

Announcing six winners and six runners-up in our December 2014 contest. Thank you teachers and students!

Should a College Education be Free?

Friday, 23 January 2015 by

Should students have a right to higher education, the way they now have a right to elementary and secondary education?

Word of the Day | aboriginal

Friday, 23 January 2015 by

This word has appeared in 88 New York Times articles in the past year.

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Have you found that writing about life has helped you feel better or helped make a situation or relationship more clear?

The weather is a great topic for English Language Learners — it’s an issue that affects them every day. There are opportunities to discuss it all the time. Praising a nice day is nice, but who doesn’t love to complain about a bad one? And the topic provides easy reading, writing, speaking and listening opportunities

What should colleges and communities do to decrease the amount of binge drinking among young people?

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Weekly News Quiz | Jan. 13-19, 2015

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 by

Have you been following the news? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more, and look for a new edition each week on Tuesday morning.

What Are Your Favorite Movies Ever?

Friday, 16 January 2015 by

What were the best movies you saw in the past year?

Would being able to see the Charlie Hebdo cartoons help readers better understand an important news event? Are the cartoons deliberately offensive, and will republishing them likely offend reasonable readers?

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