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Students’ take on the college admissions scandal

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Use this NewsHour lesson plan to learn more about the college admissions bribery scam and to hear directly from students on the matter. 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

Maine experiments with paying residents’ student loans

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Maine is attempting to attract more recent college graduates by helping to repay their student loans. Talk to your students about college and student loans and whether or not they agree with Maine’s plan. Continue reading

Should high school students take college courses?

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In a region of South Texas with high poverty and low levels of education, one school district offers students a chance at a better future through higher education. Continue reading

Will online courses replace classrooms?

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When MIT professor Anant Agarwal decided to offer his circuits and electronics course online for free, over 150,000 students signed up in 162 countries. Continue reading

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