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Student Reporting Labs STEM Lesson Plan: Protecting green space through hands-on learning

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In this PBS NewsHour lesson, students take a hands-on approach to nature by exploring green spaces in their community. Continue reading

Republican leaders look ahead to a tax reform battle this fall

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Health care reform has occupied the spotlight on Capitol Hill in recent months, but an equally contentious issue is on the Republican agenda next: tax reform. A team of six Republican leaders has already developed some broad policy goals. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Invent an app that helps your community

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Several young entrepreneurs in California’s rural Salinas Valley are inventing new apps to boost the economy and bring about new jobs. In this PBS NewsHour lesson, students will also have the opportunity to design their own app that helps their community. Continue reading

Lesson Plan: How to create a balanced budget — it’s a ‘Balancing Act’

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How do we know that our government is fulfilling its duties to us, the public? How do we decide what those duties are? As efforts to pass the federal budget get underway, students will have the power to re-prioritize how money is spent using the interactive tool Balancing Act. What changes will they make? Continue reading

Will Americans living in poor rural areas vote?

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Some poorer residents of rural America say their voices are not being heard as part of the national political dialogue and the presidential election. Continue reading

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