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Today in History: Pledge of Allegiance is First Used in Public Schools 

Composed by Baptist minister and Christian socialist Francis Bellamy, the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag and the United States of America was first used on Columbus Day, October 12, 1892, in public schools as a way to express national solidarity and patriotism. It was designed to be quick and to the point. Congress …

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Today in History: Hull House Opens 

With the recent government decision to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and other acts impacting immigration, it is important to look at historical efforts in our nation, the melting pot, that sought to ease the transition of immigrants. As we acknowledge the good work of pioneers in the field of education and social …

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Never Fade Away: A Novel 

Title: Never Fade Away: A Novel Author: William Hart Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Fithian Press, 2002 Check it out! PS3558.A6844 N48 2002 From the publisher: In William Hart’s Never Fade Away an English Department offers writing courses that jettison from school immigrant and minority students who can’t meet the department’s narrow standards of competency. …

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