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See How Many Times Your School District Has Been Investigated for Civil Rights Violations

If you believe your school district or college is discriminating against students on the basis of sex, race, or disability, you’re entitled to file a complaint with the US Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights. Sexual harassment and assault are also grounds for complaints. The office is supposed to…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How To Stop American Ignorance

by Kate Harveston The great tragedy of any society that chooses capitalism over cooperation is that many of its citizens will grow up totally, or mostly, unconcerned with the world beyond their own heads. Untold generations fetishized competition and rivalry — now we’re reaping the consequences. …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Three More Great History Podcasts That Aren’t Hardcore History

When those bullies from business school mocked you for getting a useless doctorate in medieval literature, they didn’t see the world of history podcasts coming. Now it’s cool as hell to sit in your closet and read out your doctoral thesis. Because it turns out that podcasts are a fantastic way for people to learn…Read […]

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Learn Art History From These Reddit Memes

The subreddit /r/trippinthroughtime is for memes about historical figures, where someone in art or an old photo looks confused or silly. Each picture has a caption, usually treating the weird art as some modern relatable situation. But in the comment threads, you’ll often find someone explaining cool facts about the…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Check Out These Free Lessons on Every Single Element on the Periodic Table 

Did you know that beryllium is transparent to X-rays? Or yttrium is found in moon rocks and bullet-proof glass? Or that curium was named after Pierre and Marie Curie? Or that because tantalum is used in cell phones, the demand for it has become so immense that wars have erupted in central Africa? I did, […]

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Teach Yourself Computer Science Using This Site 

Lifehacker has collected a lot of “learn to code” resources that are especially helpful to new learners. But if you’ve already done a little coding or taken just a couple courses, and you want a more thorough education in both theory and practice, start with the site Teach Yourself Computer Science.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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This Might Help You Get Into Harvard 

It’s college-acceptance-letter season, so if you have a kid in high school, you know that students across the country are anxiously waiting to find out whether they got into Dream U or will have to settle for something less. If you’ve got a high-school junior (or are a high-school junior), you might be thinking ahead…Read […]

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Betsy DeVos’s Disastrous 60 Minutes Interview

Last year on SNL, the insanely versatile Kate McKinnon played Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in the first of Melissa McCarthy’s sketches as former press secretary Sean Spicer. When asked a question about proficiency in students, she freezes up and says: “I don’t know anything about school, but …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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MEMBERS ONLY: Why I Almost Punched my Autistic Son’s Teacher in the Face

The Banter Long Read: We knew that 4th grade would be difficult for Jordan. We’ve known for years that while Kindergarten through 3rd would be a challenge for our autistic child, 4th grade is where the transition to a more traditional academic setting occurred and that it would be incredibly …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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The Deadly Phenomenon They Don’t Teach You In Driver’s Ed

As the automotive industry progressively improves the safety of its vehicles, it seems issues of driver awareness and visibility also increase. Thickening pillars and smaller windows coupled with an awkward road design make for a particularly dangerous intersection in Hampshire, England that suffers from a phenomenon…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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