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New Jersey is the first state to add climate change to its K-12 education standards

New Jersey students will start learning about climate change in kindergarten and keep studying the crisis through graduation under the state’s new education standards. The State Board of Education adopted the new guidelines on Wednesday —which outline what will be taught to New Jersey’s 1.4 million students. It’s the first state to include climate change…MORE

The George Floyd protests are sparking a surprising debate in black America

The George Floyd protests are sparking a surprising debate in black America

Omar Wasow is a researcher who works in a world of charts and data. But his analytical reserve cracked after watching a video of George Floyd dying while being arrested by police. “I cried,” says Wasow, an assistant professor of politics at Princeton University. “I’m not without deep empathy for people’s anger. I feel that…MORE

Ahmaud Arbery was hit with a truck before he died, and his killer allegedly used a racial slur, investigator testifies

Ahmaud Arbery was hit with a truck before he died, and his killer allegedly used a racial slur, investigator testifies

William Bryan told investigators he heard Travis McMichael use a racial epithet after fatally shooting Ahmaud Arbery in Glynn County, Georgia, a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent testified Thursday during preliminary hearings. Bryan told police McMichael said “f***ing n***er” after three blasts from McMichael’s shotgun left Arbery dead in February the streets of the Satilla…MORE

5 reasons why experts say we should be wary of the ‘outside agitator’ narrative

5 reasons why experts say we should be wary of the ‘outside agitator’ narrative

As protests over police brutality and systemic racism sweep the nation, authorities have partly blamed incidents of property destruction and violence on people they deem ‘outside agitators.’ Federal law enforcement officials pointed to groups including anarchists, white supremacists and far-left extremists, while President Donald Trump has focused just on Antifa and the far left. Other…MORE

Minneapolis schools and parks cut ties with police over George Floyd’s death

Minneapolis schools and parks cut ties with police over George Floyd’s death

One day after Minneapolis Public Schools said it was ending its relationship with the Minneapolis Police Department following George Floyd’s death, the city’s parks department joined them. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board voted Wednesday night to end its relationship with the Minneapolis Police Department, according to a recording of the meeting. All nine of…MORE

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