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Nevertheless She Persisted

Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination against Women
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Gallery of Heroes

Who Is Ibtihaj Muhammed?
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10 LITTLE KNOWN BLACK HISTORY FACTS

History is often reduced to a handful of memorable moments and events. In Black history, those events often include courageous stories like those of The Underground Railroad and historic moments like the famous "I Have a Dream" speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But these are only a few of the significant and important events to know and remember.In an effort to honor this expansive and growing history, Black History Month was established by way of a weekly celebration in February known as "Negro History Week" by historian Carter G. Woodson. But just as Black history is more than a month, so too are the numerous events and figures that are often overlooked during it. What follows is a list of some of those "lesser known" moments and facts in Black history.
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The Most Important Year: Pre-Kindergarten and the Future of Our Children

AUDIO: Suzanne Bouffard discusses her new book The Most Important Year: Pre-Kindergarten and the Future of Our Children. Bouffard examines American pre-schools in order to find out what young children need in the earliest years of school, and how we ensure that everyone gets it. She discusses the value of offering quality universal pre-K programs, including better language, literacy, problem-solving, math skills and better self-control.
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Is Your Child Lying to You? That's Good

Should parents be troubled when their kids start to deceive them? Odds are, most of us would say yes. But research suggests the opposite is true: Lying is not only normal; it's also a sign of intelligence.
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10 Things Every Parent Should Know About Play

Play and learning are not separate activities: they are intertwined. Think about them as a science lecture with a lab. Play is the child’s lab.
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