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School principals say culture wars made last year 'rough as hell'

High school principals reported substantial conflict at their schools over issues like the teaching of race and racism, LGBTQ+ rights and the use of social emotional learning strategies in the classroom, according to “Educating for a Diverse Democracy,” coauthored by the Civic Engagement Research Group at UC Riverside.
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“Something Needs to Change or Else We Will All Quit”

Mother Jones |
Researchers John Rogers from UCLA and UCR’s Joseph Kahne found that high school educators are refraining from teaching topics that could be perceived as controversial. They also found that many considered quitting the profession, and that one-quarter of principals reported an increasing number of incidents of students verbally harassing LGBTQ classmates.  
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Want to see more Latinos in books? Start by reading these

The Los Angeles Times |
LA Times columnist Gustavo Arellano includes UC Riverside English professor Richard T. Rodríguez’s book in his list of must reads.
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Remains of a Spider Monkey Traded by Ancient Maya Elites Found in Mexico

Yahoo News |
UCR archaeologist Nawa Sugiyama led a team that made a surprising discovery in an ancient Maya capital: the remains of a 1,700-year-old spider monkey, which they suspect was once a state gift between elites.
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‘Hyper-Partisanship’ Is Making It A Lot Harder To Run Public Schools, New UC Research Finds

LAist |
School of Education Professor Joseph Kahne co-authored a study of 682 high school principals across the U.S., and found extreme political views on both side of the spectrum are taking a toll on public schools students as well as educators.
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When diplomacy fails: After gifts, Teotihuacan turned on Maya cities

ArsTechnica |
ArsTechnica interviews Nawa Sugiyama, UC Riverside anthropological archaeologist in this article, “When diplomacy fails: After gifts, Teotihuacan turned on Maya cities.”
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Earth's earliest mass extinction uncovered in fossil record

New Atlas |
Researchers at UC Riverside and Virginia Tech have found evidence of a mass extinction event that took place about 100 million years earlier than scientists previously realized.
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¿Viva Hate? Mexican fans ‘Negotiate Morrissey the person and Morrissey the music.’

Alta |
Gustavo Arellano interviews Richard T. Rodríguez, professor of English and media and cultural studies. Rodríguez explains why Latinos love Morrissey’s music, despite not being fans of his stance on borders and immigration.