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Use the news in your classroom

Find resources for using the newspaper for almost any subject. These programs are updated weekly every Monday.

Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.

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Burundi descending into anarchy

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Injury risks and slipping interest reshape high school football’s status in some districts

A Friday night American tradition is changing – dramatically in some cases. Football-related injuries cause growing concern in school districts across the country, and many are debating whether to keep their teams. Schools in Maine, Missouri and...

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Who pays for corporate mistakes?

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Draw your own conclusions

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Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of events.

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Tap the wealth of information in your newspaper as a teaching tool:

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This week's word in the news: RATCHET


To move by degrees (often followed by up or down).

EPA leaders' long-delayed decision ratcheting the current 75 parts per billion ozone limit to 70 ppb foists even heavier challenges on high-growth metro Denver and other cities exceeding the standards.
The Denver Post -- 10/05/2015

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Thinking about how you think can become confusing, making the brain one of the most complicated organs to study. NBC Learn’s eight-part video series on the brain is divided into easily-understood concepts, which together create a broader view of how versatile and mysterious the human brain can be.

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With 10 more people killed in the latest campus shooting last week, more schools around the country are preparing students to deal with emergencies. Students and teachers participate in drills of what they should do if their schools are attacked. As of last Thursday, there were 294 mass shootings (4 or more victims, including shooter) in the first 274 days of this year. So far this year, gun violence has killed nearly 10,000 Americans and wounded another 20,000.

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Oysters - Acidification

Increasing levels of acidity in our oceans could have a serious impact on the oyster industry.

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-- Oct 6, 2015

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