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Back to School: Study a Current Event #30DaysofGOOD

Choose a single important issue or world event that's happening right now, and focus for an hour on getting a better, deeper understanding of it.

30 Days of GOOD (#30DaysofGOOD) is our monthly attempt to live better. This month we're going "Back to School" and committing to learn something new every day.

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Yesterday on Twitter and Facebook, we asked our friends: Should teachers be expected to talk about Bin Laden's death in class?

Education Editor Liz Dwyer shares her thoughts in this post.

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Inquiring Minds Want to Know: The White House Fields Kids' Questions on Bin Laden

Our media-savvy White House hosted a webinar to give students a nuts-and-bolts backgrounder on 9/11, Bin Laden, and the raid.

Perhaps recognizing that talking about Osama bin Laden's death with school age kids can be tricky for teachers, the White House hosted a unique 30-minute webinar on Thursday specifically for middle and high school students. More than 2,000 teens listened to Ben Rhodes, deputy assistant to the President and deputy national security advisor for strategic communications and speechwriting, explain the nuts and bolts of 9/11, the 10-year search for bin Laden, and the raid that ended with his death. Rhodes then spent 15 minutes taking questions.

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