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This index lists the title, publication, and publication date for past articles posted to, along with the full text of the accompanying discussion questions. Due to copyright restrictions, we do not archive articles on In most cases it is possible to retrieve articles by doing a web search for the title of the article. Please email if you need assistance.

Please Note: Current Events lessons are archived for ONE YEAR. A year after posting, the article link and questions will be automatically DELETED from our archive. If you like a lesson and want to use it again in the future, SAVE it to your computer, or print it. Post Date Article Title Publisher Date Published Readablility Discussion Questions
11/2/2023 Oregon Board of Education suspends graduation test requirements, citing harm to students of color The Oregonian 10/22/2023 15.0 View
8/23/2023 California Gas Station Owners Worry About Increased Theft if Workplace Violence Bill Passes The Sacramento Bee 8/17/2023 9.5 View
10/13/2023 Florida law allows death penalty for child rapists The Tampa Bay Times 9/26/2023 8.5 View
12/7/2023 Cursive is Coming Back The Wall Street Journal 11/26/2023 10.3 View
11/8/2023 Hong Kong, Facing an Exodus, Offers Money for Babies The Wall Street Journal 10/28/2023 11.7 View
11/2/2023 It's the World's New Superfood-- but it has no taste The Wall Street Journal 10/20/2023 10.0 View
9/27/2023 Cow Dung Fuels Ukraine's Green Energy Push The Wall Street Journal 9/12/2023 12.8 View
9/14/2023 Learning a Language May Stave Off Dementia, but are Apps the Way to Go? The Wall Street Journal 8/5/2023 10.8 View
9/8/2023 When You and AI Become BFFs The Wall Street Journal 8/6/2023 8.9 View
8/24/2023 Taco Tuesday Tussle Terminates The Wall Street Journal 7/18/2023 8.8 View
2/21/2024 The Great Salt Lake is Full of Lithium. A Startup Wants to Harvest It The Wall Street Journal 2/12/2024 12.8 View
5/2/2024 Americans Throw Away $68 Million in Coins a Year. Here's Where Some Ends Up The Wall Street Journal 4/17/2024 8.4 View
5/23/2024 "Follow your dreams" and other terrible career advice The Wall Street Journal 5/3/2024 12.7 View
6/7/2024 Braving Deserts, Seas and Snakes: What It Takes to Pull Off World's Biggest Election The Wall Street Journal 5/22/2024 8.5 View