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indecision time

i was playing this for wookie yesterday and i almost used it to wade into the gun debate but i’m not gonna do it except to say the NRA is a totally cynical organisation, the 2nd amendment focuses explicitly on a “well-regulated militia”, and if you have a gun you should really try to stick to shooting beer cans and maybe the occasional armed intruder. 854 more words

Teachers to Discuss How to Engage Students About Michael Brown, Ferguson

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - A local professor says educators don’t have to avoid talking about recent events in Ferguson in the classroom.

Area teachers will meet tonight at Saint Louis University to discuss the best ways to engage students. 232 more words

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A Modern Proposal

For Preventing the Students of the United States and Elsewhere from Misbehavior and Stupidity to Their Schools and Making Them Loyal Sheep to Their Government and Society… 2,541 more words

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1st Day of Classes Brings Changes for Va. Schools

FAIRFAX, Va. — About 400,000 Virginia students are heading back to school in the Washington area and will find some changes this year.

In Fairfax County, one of the biggest changes is the elimination of early release Mondays for elementary students. 111 more words

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The Briefing: Platt on the value of cooperation, missionary-sending agencies

THE BRIEFING | Meredith Flynn

New International Mission Board President David Platt said his head was “still kind of spinning” the morning after his Aug. 27 election by IMB trustees. 444 more words

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NSPCC lauch gang advice helpline

Being involved with gangs can wreck a young person’s childhood and potentially ruin – or even end – their life. Parents and carers have an important role and responsibility in helping young people stay safe from gangs and to help them to exit. 182 more words

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