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World War I Centennial Guide

Posted August 19, 2014


A century ago the world witnessed the beginning of "the war to end all wars," a global conflict of unprecedented scale and devastation.

In the interests of commemorating this historic period, we have prepared an online guide to educational resources for your exploration.

Common Core Curriculum

Posted July 14, 2014

Updated August 1, 2014


Changes in New York State Learning Standards

From the New York State Education Department: "In January 2011, the NYS Board of Regents adopted the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS), which include the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and a small amount of additional standards uniquely added by New York State. The New York State P-12 CCLS were implemented in New York State schools at the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year." (source)

To help parents, students, and teachers explore changes enacted through New York State's adoption of Common Core curriculum standards (and the larger debate surrounding these changes), we have assembled a directory of relevant resources below.

For related items in the Library System Catalog, please follow this link:

For even more educational resources online, please see this link.


About the Common Core


Curriculum Standards


Debates


See also News Media and Local Coverage below.


Resources


News Media & Other Coverage


Network Neutrality 2014

Updated July 15, 2014


On Tuesday, January 14, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals published their opinion on the case between Verizon and the FCC concerning network neutrality.

You can follow the links below to read the official opinion (and responses to it), and to learn more about the overall network neutrality debate.


About Network Neutrality
Decision from the U.S Court of Appeals - D.C. Circuit:
From the Federal Communications Commission (FCC):
From Verizon Corporate:
News / Media / Other Coverage of the Decision:
For more information, please visit our Network Neutrality information guide.

Crimea, Ukraine, & Russia

Updated April 24, 2014


News, resources, and documents concerning recent Russian activities involving Crimea and Ukraine.
About the Regions: Crimea, Ukraine, & Russia

History

Items in the Library System Catalog (RCLS):

News Media Coverage

Official Information - Documents, News, & Statements

Gun Control

Gun Rights, Laws, & Related Topics


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The Fiscal Cliff

Deficit Reduction, Sequestration, the Economy, & Related Topics


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Hurricane Sandy

Emergency Resources, News, Advisories


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Supreme Court Opinion on Health Care Law


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CISPA

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act


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Situation in Syria


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Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)

& Protect IP Act (PIPA)


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U.S. Presidential Election 2012

News & Information


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Hurricane Irene

News & Emergency Information


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U.S. Debt Crisis


Debt Ceiling (Debt Limit),
National Deficit Debates,
S&P U.S. Credit Downgrade,
Related News & Resources

Updated: August 24, 2011

Archived Post:

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Events in Libya

(March 2011)

First posted: March 21, 2011

Updated: June 29, 2011

Archived Post:

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Japan Earthquake & Tsunami

(March 2011)

First posted: March 11, 2011

Updated: March 21, 2011

Archived Post:

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Current Events in Egypt

(January - February 2011)

First posted: February 3, 2011

Updated: February 18, 2011

Archived Post:

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Hydraulic Fracturing ("Fracking")
& Natural Gas Extraction

Updated: July 16, 2012

Archived Post:

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

July 2, 2010

(Guide Updated: September 21, 2010)

Archived Post:

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Greek Debt Crisis & Europe

Archived Post:

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Gulf Oil Spill Resources

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill of April 2010

May 1, 2010

Updated July 2, 2010

Archived Post:

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Iceland Volcano & Eruptions

April 16, 2010

Updated April 19, 2010

Archived Post:

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Updated: Network Neutrality Guide

April 8, 2010


Archived Post:

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Updated: Bees & Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) Guide

March 30, 2010


Archived Post:

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Floods Guide Updated

March 18, 2010


Archived Post:

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New York State Budget

March 5, 2010


Archived Post:

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Chile Earthquake Resources

March 3, 2010

Updated March 11, 2010

Archived Post:

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Special Coverage Center 2.0

March 1, 2010


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