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Student Voices: Here are the election issues most on teenagers’ minds

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NewsHour Extra asked middle and high school students across America: What issue would you like to hear 2018 candidates discuss where you live and why? Read their responses below and check out the election videos produced by Student Reporting Labs on how to turn out the youth vote. Continue reading

Teen reporters interview Senate candidates about gun control and immigration

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If you were born in 2000, there’s a good chance you will be eligible to vote in the 2018 midterm elections. The PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Lab’s Mason Berger reports on how organizations in Florida are trying to mobilize young voters around issues like the cost of college and gun violence. Continue reading

Monitoring the Midterms: Voter ID laws and America’s history of voter suppression

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO   Directions: Read the summary with your students, watch the video (if helpful, follow along with the transcript) and then answer the discussion questions.…read more

Study guide: #MeToo and the Supreme Court confirmation process

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NewsHour Extra provides the latest classroom resources in the Supreme Court nomination of Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Continue reading

Monitoring the midterms: Political parties continuing role in U.S. elections

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What issues will inspire voters to turn out to vote in November? Check out NewsHour Extra’s “Monitoring the Midterms” classroom series ahead of the 2018 midterms. Continue reading

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