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Children Seen and Heard

Historians have long held that children of 17 th and 18 th century Europe were thought of as incomplete adults who were not yet worthy of love or compassion. However, …

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Replay: What’s Your Best Guess?

Have you ever wondered just how big your feet would need to be to allow you to walk on water, or how about the amount of time lost in a …

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Replay: Counterfactuals

What if the South had won the Civil War? Noel Hendrickson (James Madison University) helps students consider questions about what might have been if the past had happened differently. Instead …

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The Dark Side of Teen Popularity

“Losers shop at Target.” That’s one of the messages coming through in ‘Gossip Girls,’ a popular teen book and TV series. Naomi Johnson (Longwood University) says these books are filled …

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What’s your Best Guess?

Have you ever wondered just how big your feet would need to be to allow you to walk on water, or how about the amount of time lost in a …

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Replay: Retreat from the Rankings Race

Twenty-four years after U.S. News and World Report first asked college presidents to rank their rival institutions, top spots in the magazine’s annual college survey have become so coveted that …

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Retreat from the Rankings Race

Twenty-four years after U.S. News and World Report first asked college presidents to rank their rival institutions, top spots in the magazine’s annual college survey have become so coveted that some schools …

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Replay: Little Big Minds

Marietta McCarty (Piedmont Virginia Community College) has written a new guide book for parents and educators who want to share the enduring ideas of the “biggest minds”–thinkers like Plato, the Dalai Lama, …

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Little Big Minds

Marietta McCarty (Piedmont Virginia Community College) has written a new guide book for parents and educators who want to share the enduring ideas of the “biggest minds”—thinkers like Plato, the Dalai Lama, …

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Replay: Standards of Learning 2002

S.O.L. These three letters are burned into the mind of every Virginia high school student and his/her parents. They represent a high-stakes test. Come 2004, the Standards of Learning exams …

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Standards of Learning 2002

S.O.L. These three letters are burned into the mind of every Virginia high school student and her parents. They represent a high-stakes test. Come 2004, the Standards of Learning exams …

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