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Lessons are updated daily most school days. We use articles from various major news sources, identify vocabulary words and create discussion questions designed to promote critical thinking, challenge assumptions and stimulate class discussion. Selection of an article does not imply izzit.org agreement with the article or its perspective.

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Friday, May 25, 2018          

Seattle OKs tax on Amazon, Starbucks

From: LA Times
Readability Score: 11.7
Thursday, May 24, 2018          

Army Dolphins Starve After Russian Annexation: Crimea

From: MSN.com
Readability Score: 12.5
Wednesday, May 23, 2018          

Facebook May Be Creating a Less-Informed Electorate

From: The Pacific Standard
Readability Score: 13.1
Tuesday, May 22, 2018          

Body Camera Maker Weighs Adding Facial Recognition Technology

From: NPR
Readability Score: 13.8
Monday, May 21, 2018          

Man told to remove makeup to gain entry to Corpus Christi nightclub

From: Caller Times
Readability Score: 10.8
Friday, May 25, 2018

It’s Not Just You: Everything Really Is Getting More Expensive

From: CNNMoney.com
Readability Score: 9.5
Thursday, May 24, 2018

ASUC Senator-Elect "Furry Boi" Says He is Serious About Job

From: KPIX 5 (CBS San Francisco)
Readability Score: 8.7
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

HOT Lane Congestion Pricing

From: econlife
Readability Score: 7.4
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Michigan WWII Vet Hopes to Receive 100 Cards on his 100th Birthday

From: Fox News.com
Readability Score: 6.9
Monday, May 21, 2018

Why recycling is not the answer

From: Euronews
Readability Score: 9.6
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