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These lessons are updated daily throughout the school year and are designed for middle and high school students. Each lesson includes a news article and discussion questions designed to promote critical thinking, challenge assumptions, and stimulate class discussion. In an attempt to offer variety, the two daily articles often are of different lengths and reading levels and occasionally offer different perspectives on an issue or event.

Note: Each new lesson remains on the website for one week.

Friday, May 27, 2016          

Judge Bars Washington, D.C., Restriction on Guns Outside Home

From: New York Times
Readability Score: 13.4
         
Thursday, May 26, 2016          

Hiring Hurdle: Finding Workers Who Can Pass a Drug Test

From: New York Times
Readability Score: 10.6
         
Wednesday, May 25, 2016          

GMOs Are Safe, But Don’t Always Deliver On Promises, Top Scientists Say

From: NPR
Readability Score: 11.9
         
Tuesday, May 24, 2016          

Should Pediatricians Ask Parents If They’re Poor?

From: NPR
Readability Score: 14.0
         
Monday, May 23, 2016          

Millions More Americans To Be Eligible for Overtime Pay

From: USA Today
Readability Score: 12.1
         
Friday, May 27, 2016

One Woman’s Mission to Keep Baltimore’s Kids Safe

From: CBS News
Readability Score: 7.6
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Dear Grads, You Need a P&L

From: Wall Street Journal
Readability Score: 8.3
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Tony Gwynn’s Family Sues Tobacco Industry Over Star’s Death

From: ABC News (AP)
Readability Score: 8.7
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

11-Year-Old With Down Syndrome’s Friends Go to Bat So They Can Attend Middle School Together

From: ABC News
Readability Score: 8.1
Monday, May 23, 2016

7 Great Google Features You Probably Don’t Use

From: USA Today
Readability Score: 8.7
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