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Current events and stories relevant for young people.

The website is too busy hard for younger students and lower-level readers to navigate. The website will be taking a break for the 2013-2014 school year. This means no new information or current stories.
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A source for current informational texts relevant to young students

My colleagues and I have been looking for more up-to-date informational texts that students will find interesting and relevant. Though I did not find the site particularly user-friendly to sift through, the resources are there.
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A busy commercial website with stale blog content

"I like the idea of kids interviewing important people and writing for their peers. I disliked the ever-present advertisements. I disliked the confusing navigation. I didn't care for the outdated content. Evidently we are still on the road to the 2012 election. When I found the author interviews, the first one mentioned was with Katherine Paterson because a movie was forthcoming based on her book Bridge to Terabithia. That was in 2007 - six years ago! The articles are written by kids and read like it too. I don't mean to be harsh, but I'm not sure that foisting less than clear writing on young readers who are still learning is the best idea. If you want to go that route, why not just have them visit regular kid blogs and skip the corporate bally-hoo?"
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