Author Archives: Rebecca Topol

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Calendar of Cool: Brown v. Board of Ed

Calendar of Cool: Brown v. Board of Ed

On May 17, 1954, the ruling in the Supreme Court Case of Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka was handed down. In this decision, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that racial segregation in schools is unconstitutional, thus reversing an 1896 ruling that education should be “separate but equal.” The ruling stated that

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Wednesday Blog Hiatus

Hello everyone! We’ll be taking a break from Wednesday blog posts for a while, but don’t worry! We’re still here to answer your questions by phone, email, Twitter, and chat, and we’re working on tons of other projects. Make sure to keep your eyes open for more episodes of our Support YouTube series, Discovery Education

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Discovery Education Essentials Episode 2: Interactive Site Trainings

The second episode of the Support team’s YouTube series, Discovery Education Essentials, is live! This installment will walk you through a new feature of the site: interactive training modules that walk you through every facet of the site. They’re a great way for teachers and administrators to get familiar with all of Discovery Education’s features

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Calendar of Cool: Vincent van Gogh Born!

Born on March 30 near Brabant, Holland, Vincent van Gogh is equally known for the swirling brushwork of his paintings and for his battles with mental health problems. Van Gogh worked as an art dealer, a teacher, and a missionary without much success. Supported by his devoted younger brother Theo, he went to Paris to

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Calendar of Cool: Gutenberg Bible Printed

On March 22 the 1455 the Gutenberg Bible was printed. Johannes Gutenberg invented the first practical printing press, changing the world forever. Up until that time, books had to be handwritten, and were painstakingly copied out by monks. This made books rare and expensive, meaning they were only available to large libraries and to the wealthy. Gutenberg’s

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