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NewsDepth is an award-winning instructional program that uses the news to connect Ohio third through eighth graders to the Common Core. NewsDepth invites students to respond to authentic non-fiction resources, providing opportunities for writing and deeper exploration.
A 2012 survey showed that 91% of teachers agreed or strongly agreed that NewsDepth video and web-based resources contribute to their teaching; and 74% agreed or strongly agreed that NewsDepth improves their students’ academic performance.
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Rick Jackson has been the host of NewsDepth for several years. He is joined by co-host Ida Lieszkovszky. They both work as reporters, producers and hosts at WVIZ/PBS ideastream in Cleveland. Learn more about Rick and Ida!
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