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Do smartphones cause sleep problems, anxiety and depression in kids?

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Earlier this month, two of Apple’s big shareholders called on the maker of the iPhone to come up with ways for parents to restrict their kids’ phone use and study the effects that heavy usage has on mental health. Continue reading

Net neutrality: Game over?

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Still unsure about what net neutrality is? You’re not alone. Use this NewsHour lesson with your students to learn more about the issue and find out why the debate continues. Continue reading

Debate the issue: Net neutrality

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This NewsHour lesson helps students wrap their brains around net neutrality as they learn about how the regulations affect their lives as internet consumers. Continue reading

Media literacy and the problem with the term ‘fake news’

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Take a look at one or more of these short videos on media literacy. The full NewsHour piece is here.  Media literacy can…read more

New carbon capture technology may change the future of energy

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About 30 percent of our electricity in the United States is produced through coal, but coal-fired power plants produce a large proportion of the greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. As a result, the W.A. Parish power plant in Texas is developing technology called “carbon capture.” Continue reading

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