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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.

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Current Events email reminders will end on May 25, 2018 and resume September 4.
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Friday, May 18, 2018          

The US can’t keep up with demand for medical workers

From: CNN Money
Readability Score: 10.5
         
Thursday, May 17, 2018          

"It’s like ’Mean Girls,’ but everyone is 80": How nursing homes deal with bullies"

From: USA Today
Readability Score: 10.3
         
Wednesday, May 16, 2018          

Sanders Introduces Legislation to End State "Right-to-Work" Laws

From: The Washington Free Beacon
Readability Score: 13.0
         
Tuesday, May 15, 2018          

How Close Are We to Eating Hamburger Grown in a Lab?

From: CNN.com
Readability Score: 10.5
         
Monday, May 14, 2018          

Teacher pay is low; some districts recruiting overseas

From: NY Times
Readability Score: 9.9
         
Friday, May 18, 2018

NFL Player Makes Medical Marijuana History:

From: CNN.com
Readability Score: 9.5
Thursday, May 17, 2018

Over 50 Palestinians in massive protest are killed by Israeli military, bloodiest day in Gaza since 2014

From: ABC News
Readability Score: 9.2
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Interstate Migration

From: econlife
Readability Score: 5.4
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Could Spew Boulders the Size of Refrigerators

From: TIME.com
Readability Score: 9.0
Monday, May 14, 2018

Meet the Renegades of the Intellectual Dark Web

From: NY Times
Readability Score: 7.4
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