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Lessons are updated daily most school days. We use articles from various major news sources, identify vocabulary words and create discussion questions designed to promote critical thinking, challenge assumptions and stimulate class discussion. Selection of an article does not imply izzit.org agreement with the article or its perspective.

Note: Each new lesson remains on the website for one week. It is then archived. The archive is purged at the end of each school year.

Thursday, February 23, 2017          

Cosmetology Student Under Investigation for Giving Free Haircuts

From: Tucson News Now
Readability Score: 10.3
Wednesday, February 22, 2017          

Human Gene Editing Receives Science Panel’s Support

From: New York Times
Readability Score: 14.2
Tuesday, February 21, 2017          

Judge Orders Mother to Avoid More Pregnancies

From: CNN
Readability Score: 12.2
Monday, February 20, 2017          

That ’Not-at-Fault’ Collision Could Still Hike Your Premium

From: CBS News
Readability Score: 12.6
Friday, February 17, 2017          

MLB Plans to Test New Extra-Innings Rule in Rookie Ball

From: Yahoo
Readability Score: 12.3
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Space Poop Problem-Solvers Take Home Cash Prizes From NASA

From: NPR
Readability Score: 9.8
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

China’s Railroad Investments Changing Africa

From: Times in Plain English
Readability Score: 7.7
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Mall Walker Turns 100

From: MSN
Readability Score: 8.6
Monday, February 20, 2017

Meet a Professional Mermaid Who Charges $6,000 per Appearance

From: MSN
Readability Score: 7.9
Friday, February 17, 2017

Youth Basketball Team Forfeits, Won’t Play Season Without Girl Teammates

From: CNN
Readability Score: 9.7
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