Xyza is a news experience made just for elementary and middle school–aged children. Whether reading, watching, responding, or contributing, students get the opportunity to learn about the events that are occurring in the world right now. Xyza’s news stories cover politics, world events, entertainment, sports, arts, culture, science, technology, and more. Youth interested in becoming a news reporter can join the Junior Reporter program. Parents can receive weekly emails with news topics to discuss with their children, and educators can subscribe to Xyza for their classrooms so that students can read the news in class, or on their own and then discuss current and relevant topics in class. Subscription packages are available for Xyza Web, Xyza in Print, or Xyza Combo (Print and Web); teachers can take advantage of a free trial offer. Students can read Xyza on the go using the freeapp designed for iOS mobile devices.
The Great Thanksgiving Listen is a national project that empowers young people to create an oral history of contemporary United States by recording an interview with an elder using the freeStoryCorps app for iOS and Android devices.
Founded in 2008, the News Literacy Project (NLP) helps students and teachers discern fact from fiction in the digital age. In May 2016, the project launched Checkology, an online interactive course that helps students understand and appreciate the role of the press, introduces them to different types of news—from entertainment to opinion to branded content—and teaches them the critical thinking skills they’ll need to spot misinformation.