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National Wildlife Week
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Honduras records the world's highest murder rate

Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.

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E-cigarettes spark discussions about health benefits and teen use

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive



Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of events.

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Climate warnings grow more dire

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Narwhals - Inside Out

Teeth are ideally strong, hard, and pearly white, right? Not for the narwhal and its inside out tusk.
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-- Apr 18, 2014



This week's word in the news: CONSORTIUM

DEFINITION:
A group of people, companies or organizations that agree to work together for a common purpose.


FOUND IN THE NEWS:
The Colorado State Board of Education has joined a movement advocating the state pull out of a multi-state testing consortium called — pardon the clumsy title — the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC.
The Denver Post -- 04/14/2014