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"" Whenever I’m trying to make the argument that the internet is not all bad—or even all bad when it comes to kids—I invoke a hypothetical LGBTQ teen. This teen is growing up in a town or country where it’s risky to be out, and can’t count on family support, either. A...

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Staff Book Picks

Come to the Secondary Library and see what books our staff are reading and recommend to our wider community.

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Fidget Spinners : What do toys tell us about ourselves?

"The small spinning gadgets are sweeping through classrooms across the globe (and then quickly getting banned). They are “hula-hoops for Generation Z”. What do toys tell us about ourselves? It was “one horrible summer” in the early 1990s when inventor Catherine...

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Is this a faked image?

How do we know what we see online is fake or real? What do you think? How can you find out? What does this image make you think? Find out if it is fake or real [HERE]

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Latest Issue from Newsademic is out

[ CLICK HERE ] to view and find your [passwords here] The election in the Netherlands was the first of three important votes in EU member countries this year. (The other two are in France and Germany.) After last year's unexpected 'leave' vote in the United Kingdom...

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Special Report: Women in Business

In this report Young women starting a career now are likely to think their prospects for success in business have never looked so good. Under pressure from activists and some government ministers, and with growing evidence that diversity at the top helps the bottom...

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Please click [HERE] to access the latest issue of the Newsademic newspaper. www.worldwide.newsademic.com Donald J. Trump, an unconventional president. Few people know what to expect during the forthcoming Trump presidency. What all are agreed on is that it will be...

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Please click the link below to access the latest issue of the Newsademic newspaper. www.worldwide.newsademic.com USERNAME and PASSWORDS can be found HERE. Japan's prime minister has visited Pearl Harbor. There, he met with the American president. This has not happened...

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We may be close to ending poverty as we know it.

ARE WE CLOSE TO ENDING POVERTY? BY STUART PATTERSON Are we close to ending poverty? That depends on how you define the term. According to data from the World Bank and the Census Bureau, poverty is down in the U.S. and the world at large. That’s good news, but...

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The Mechai Learning Commons Philosophy

We believe the our learning commons is a community space that serves as a place for ideas, reflection, collboration and interaction to promote learning. It is an environment where both print and digital literacy are used to provoke inquiry, extend curiosity and enrich imagination.

Our learning commons is a welcoming and engaging central hub that connects our multilingual community.