English & Language Arts

Should seat belts be mandatory on school buses?

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School districts around the country are debating whether or not to require seat belts on school buses. Requiring seat belts comes at a high cost for school districts already struggling with tight budgets. Continue reading

Lesson plan: What’s your “Brief but Spectacular” take?

Lesson Plan

Every Thursday night, the PBS NewsHour profiles people and their passions in the series Brief but Spectacular. Creator Steve Goldbloom and his producing partner Zach Land-Miller wanted to find a new way to share original voices the public might otherwise not see. Now you can join the fun… Continue reading

Pokémon and privacy issues your students should know – Lesson plan

Lesson Plan

In just a week, Pokémon Go has become a cultural sensation. As Pokémon users increase, is there a way for teachers to use the game in the classroom? Are there privacy issues that teachers and students should be aware of? Continue reading

How to use anti-LGBTQ laws to explore social justice

Lesson Plan

In order to learn more about social justice issues, students will look at important laws affecting members of the LGBTQ community, including Mississippi’s House Bill 1523. Continue reading

A high school senior’s top 6 NewsHour-reviewed books to read before college

Student Voice

  By Amanda Wilcox The following six books have had a great impact on me not just due to their authors’ talent for writing, but…read more

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