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Online News for Students

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Witty Lens

August 2, 2014 -- Submitted by Kizito, a reader who is affiliated with the site.

A fun blog, filled with Interesting, Unbelievable, Weird, Fun, Amazing, and Awesome Facts.


Youngzine

September 24, 2010 -- From Deepa Gopal, a reader from San Jose, CA, who is affiliated with the site.

Youngzine is a one-of-a-kind Web site where children can learn about current news and events shaping their world — in a simple, engaging and interactive manner, without the sensationalism and inappropriate content often found in mainstream media. The goal is to help parents and educators create a vibrant community of globally aware young citizens in an increasingly connected world. Along with news stories written specifically with our young audience in mind, Youngzine strives to inform using fun trivia, compelling visuals and videos.

First News

November 28, 2009 -- From Nicky, a reader, from London, England, who is affiliated with the site.

First News breaks down the news and current affairs in a fun and easy to understand way. It has won many awards for it’s writing style and its ability to get children reading. There is also lots of games, competitions and free stuff as well as the chance to add your own news and reviews.

DOGONews

January 15, 2009 -- From DOGO Girl, a parent, from Mill Valley, Ca, who is affiliated with the site.

The site, which covers news from all over the world is geared for elementary school kids (K-8).

TweenTribune – Daily News for Teens and Tweens

December 11, 2008 -- From Alan, a parent, from Norfolk, VA, who is affiliated with the site.

TweenTribune.com, – a website with news stories that are compelling, relevant, interesting and useful to kids – and updated every day.

BabagaNewz

December 5, 2007 -- From Michael, a reader, from Rochester, NY, who is affiliated with the site.

Great place for Jewish kids on the web.

Check out the Hannukah stuff.

CNN Student News

April 11, 2007 -- From Crystal, a teacher, from Kansas City, Kansas, who is not affiliated with the site.

I use this in my classroom everyday. There is a different broadcast available each day. It is only about 10 minutes long (so it doesn’t take too much time away from set instruction time) with interesting stories pertaining to national as well as international events. This site is most appropriate for grades 5th through 10th. My class always gets a good discussion going after viewing these segments, and the kids really seem to enjoy it. It’s nice to have a “television” broadcast of a news program that is targeted towards kids.

Nyasa Times – First for breaking news

January 4, 2007 -- From Alison Marusha, a parent, from Malawi, who is affiliated with the site.

Malawi’s premier newspaper for breaking news, business, jobs, social networking.

The Why Files

May 5, 2006 -- From S.V.M., a reader from Madison, WI, who is affiliated with the site

The Why Files reports on the science behind the news with a new feature or short story every week, covering the science behind a current news story such as Mad Cow disease, population, climate changes and more.

Timeforkids.com

May 5, 2006 -- From Joel Schwartzberg, a reader from New York who is affiliated with the site

The cyber-sibling of TIME for Kids magazine. Daily news written for kids, as well as games, activities, features, and more.