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The Current Events

September 30, 2009 09:00 ET

The Current Events -- National Newspaper for Kids Launches Online Edition

Significant Improvements and Redesign for Web Site

BROOKLYN, NY--(Marketwire - September 30, 2009) - The Current Events, the national newspaper for kids, announced today that it is launching an online edition to expand access to its educational news reports. In addition, The Current Events is unveiling a complete redesign of its Web site, featuring significant improvements to content, resources, tools and navigation.

"Our redesign marks an important milestone for The Current Events, which for the past ten years has grown into an increasingly essential part of educational curricula at schools around the country," said Suri Roth, Executive Editor and Founder of The Current Events. "We are very excited to provide a new option for subscribers to receive the newspaper electronically via our Web site, an expansion into the online arena that will greatly improve access to our powerful educational content in the classroom and at home." This alternative, in addition to the use of recycled paper for the print version, is another step in The Current Events' effort to lean green.

As a devoted supporter of literacy programs at the state and national level, The Current Events is simultaneously rolling out a national sales and marketing campaign in order to provide the newspaper to students in schools across the country. The Current Events publishes weekly to report the latest current national and world events for kids in grades 2-8. Available in three reading levels (primary, intermediate and advanced), The Current Events newspaper keeps children informed while preparing them for academic achievement and real-world success. Used by over 45,000 students nationwide, the newspaper serves children, teachers and parents in private, public, home, and parochial schools by empowering children with a framework to understand current world events.

With the redesign, The Current Events offers many new features on its Web site, www.thecurrentevents.com. Educators, parents and children will find more exclusive article content, educational tools and games designed to boost students' literacy and foster the development of critical thinking skills. The redesigned site also includes sections that spotlight student artwork and stories, chosen by The Current Events editors to promote and encourage the intellectual creativity of students around the nation.

"Every news event presents a powerful learning opportunity for children," Roth continued. "The new site is another way for us to ensure that students have access to a fun, exciting resource that cultivates growth."

About The Current Events

The Current Events is the country's only national newspaper for kids. Developed by Executive Editor Suri Roth, a former school teacher, The Current Events is a powerful educational tool that educates to elevate.

The Current Events provides unbiased news articles for children at three reading levels: primary, intermediate and advanced. An essential part of a complete social studies and language arts education, The Current Events helps students develop their higher order thinking skills and build a strong foundation for literacy. Every edition comes complete with a Teacher Guide aligned with national learning standards and provides learning objectives for lesson plans.

For 10 years, teachers and parents nationwide have used The Current Events to encourage lasting academic achievement in children. Today, over 45,000 students in grades 2-8 read The Current Events to improve their vocabulary, essay writing skills, intellectual development, civic awareness and standardized test scores. By opening students' minds to real-world news events, The Current Events makes learning come alive in a way that textbooks alone don't.

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