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August 2018
 
Women's Equality Day: August 26
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All-Female Auto Mechanic Class Competes in Clunker Competition
The Myers Park High School's first auto mechanics course helps the female team members take the wheel and work in the pit crew at the 24 Hours of Lemons race in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Growing Number of Women Are Hooked on Fly Fishing
The organization “United Women on the Fly” connects women across America who love fly fishing. According to the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, 31% of Americans who fly fish are women.
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Friendship Day: August 5
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Mailman and Boy Form First-Class Friendship
While some kids dream of being a star athlete or superhero, four-year-old Carter Lawson finds a hero and a friend in his mailman, Mike Crenshaw.
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Thousands of "Buddy Benches" Help Lonely Kids Find Friends
Nearly 2,000 “buddy benches” have popped up at schools nationwide as a place where kids can go when they're feeling lonely and need a friend.
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How to Help your Teenager Navigate Friendships during the Transition to College
As parents (and teachers), it can be hard to watch your children go through the transition from high school to college, and you may be wondering how to help. Read on (then share with your teen) for a few tips to keep in mind about friendships during this transition.
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Anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" Speech: August 28
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The Last Days of Martin Luther King, Jr.
An examination of the issues and struggles that civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. focused on prior to his assassination, and the impact his death had on the nation.
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MLK’s Daughter: "Freedom Is Never Really Won"
Reverend Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr., describes the anger she felt at her father's death, and the power his words still carry today.
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Parent Toolkit: August 21st #ToolkitTalk
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August Toolkit Talk: School Safety
From increasing academic pressures to changing social dynamics, there's a lot to anticipate when heading back to school. But this year, there's one topic on many parents' minds: school safety. How can parents and educators work together to ensure our students are guaranteed the safety they deserve? Tune in to @EducationNation's #ToolkitTalk on August 21st at 7pm ET to hear more!
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