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In Washington, D.C., a Museum Gets a Cinematic Makeover

This spring, millions of people strolling at night near the National Mall in Washington, D.C. will be able to see a museum turned inside out.

This spring, millions of people strolling at night near the National Mall in Washington, D.C. will be able to see a museum turned inside-out. The Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is giving its trademark circular cement exterior a glowing, 360-degree makeover.

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A Goverment Shutdown Will Seriously Screw Students with Loans

Low-income college students might just not be getting those checks that keep them afloat if the government shuts down.


With the midnight deadline to reach a budget deal looming, we're getting closer to the federal government shutdown. The U.S. Department of Education has announced it will have to furlough 93 percent of its staff, about 4,500 workers, but what's the actual impact on the students of America?

Unfortunately, the DOE grinding to a halt could negatively affect cash-strapped college students, particularly those receiving financial aid through work-study jobs and Perkins Loans. Over 590,000 students at 3,400 colleges and universities have work-study jobs to help pay the bills. The government funnels $951 million per year to colleges, which then use the funds to cut work study checks to students. A shutdown will probably stop those much needed paychecks. Also affected are the 673,000 students at 1,600 schools who have Perkins Loans. During the shutdown period, no new loans will be able to be disbursed to students.

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Awesome (and Free) Tools for Teaching Black History Black History Month, The Best Resources for Teaching

Does the teacher in your life need a little help integrating black history into a packed school day? We have the resources she needs.


Does the teacher in your life need a few ideas on how to bring the black experience into the classroom during Black History Month? Good news: A slew of free lesson plans, activities, quizzes, videos, and audio files are just a click away, meaning it's easier than ever to expand the historical and cultural horizons of students of all ages. Here are a few of the best tools available:

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