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Hands-on, heads-up, hearts-in learning permeates INSPIRE Day
Sept. 18, 2017 - The Norman Borlaug Boyhood Home, located 14 miles south of Cresco in northeast Iowa, served as an outdoor classroom Friday for more than 250 fifth graders from local schools participating in INSPIRE Day. Students literally walked in the footsteps of Dr. Norman Borlaug (1914-2009), the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize recipient who saved one billion lives through his lifelong work developing disease resistant strains of wheat and working with farmers to increase yields.
 
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Hands-on, heads-up, hearts-in learning permeates INSPIRE DayHands-on, heads-up, hearts-in learning permeates INSPIRE Day
Sept. 18, 2017 - The Norman Borlaug Boyhood Home, located 14 miles south of Cresco in northeast Iowa, served as an outdoor classroom Friday for more than 250 fifth graders from local schools participating in INSPIRE Day. Students literally walked in the footsteps of Dr. Norman Borlaug (1914-2009), the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize recipient who saved one billion lives through his lifelong work developing disease resistant strains of wheat and working with farmers to increase yields.
 
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Week of September 18

analyzing: verb; the action of studying data and/or events to determine future actions and to produce an analysis;
Irma makes first landfall in the Florida Keys

coalesced: verb; came together, united in focus;
Ken Burns previews his new documentary - The Vietnam War

installed: verb; put in, assembled to working order, constructed;rnStory ID: 8676
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's the Space Station!

waived: verb; not required, canceled;
Friday is a fee-free day at national parks

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September 19

Reached 51985: An earthquake in Mexico resulted in nearly 10,000 deaths.

1819: Library of Congress: English poet John Keats, inspired by the beauty of the changing season, wrote "To Autumn," a three-stanza ode to the splendor, bounty, and melancholy of fall. Born in London, England, in 1795, he trained to become a surgeon before devoting himself to poetry in 1817. John Keats died of tuberculosis on February 23, 1821. Just twenty-five years old, his death cut short the life of a great poet.

1777: Library of Congress: After a series of discouraging military defeats, continental soldiers fighting under American General Horatio Gates defeated the British at Saratoga, New York. Within weeks, Gates joined forces with American General Benedict Arnold to vanquish the redcoats again at the Second Battle of Saratoga. On October 17, British General John Burgoyne surrendered his troops under the Convention of Saratoga, which provided for the return of his men to Great Britain on condition that they would not serve again in North America during the war.

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Top of the morning, noon and night on St. Patrick's Day! Top of the morning, noon and night on St. Patrick's Day!
March 17, 2017 - Ed Beczynski visited more than 35 pubs in Ireland before opening one in Ohio. Pub culture centers on family and friends.

 

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I Approve This Message: Decoding Political Ads: Since 1952, political ads have aired on television during presidential elections. Seismic changes have occurred in the nation since that time but the power and punch of political ads remain the same.

Major flooding impacts Iowa: Thousands of residents in eastern and central Iowa spent the Sept. 24-25 weekend filling and placing sandbags around buildings to protect against rising water predicted to reach flood stage in many locations.
Scrumptious Salsa Science: Salsa is scrumptious, a fun food that is super nutritious, super easy to make, and super science. Learn how hydroponic vegetables are grown with Bryan Ellis from the Toledo Natural Science Technology Center. 
One Hot and Cool Topic: The Art - and Science - of Glass: Watch a master instructor of glassblowing sculpt a bowl from a gob of molten glass. 
What are the Iowa Caucuses?: Learn the history of the Iowa Caucuses through "First in the Nation," an exhibit at the Iowa Historical Museum in Des Moines. 
 
 
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Hands-on, heads-up, hearts-in learning permeates INSPIRE DayHands-on, heads-up, hearts-in learning permeates INSPIRE Day
Sept. 18, 2017 - The Norman Borlaug Boyhood Home, located 14 miles south of Cresco in northeast Iowa, served as an outdoor classroom Friday for more than 250 fifth graders from local schools participating in INSPIRE Day. Students literally walked in the footsteps of Dr. Norman Borlaug (1914-2009), the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize recipient who saved one billion lives through his lifelong work developing disease resistant strains of wheat and working with farmers to increase yields.
Hurricane Irma rescue efforts continue Hurricane Irma rescue efforts continue
Sept. 13, 2017 - The U.S. Coast Guard evacuated 99 people and 13 pets from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands yesterday.
September 11, 2001: a date to never forget September 11, 2001: a date to never forget
Sept. 11, 2017 - The names of nearly 3,000 people who were killed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 are being read at Ground Zero today.
Irma exits Florida leaving millions without powerIrma exits Florida leaving millions without power
Sept. 11, 2017 - As Hurricane Irma slowly moves north and weakens, millions of Florida residents are without power.
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