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(CNN Student News) -- August 25, 2010

Media Literacy Question of the Day

What do you think might be the value of learning how news reports are constructed?

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Home Sales Drop

According to the program: What do some experts say might have caused a drop in sales of existing homes last month? How did news of the drop in home sales affect the stock market, and why?

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What do you think are some other indicators that could be used to determine the health of the U.S. economy?

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Iraq Troop Levels

What statement did the government official seen in the program make about U.S. troop levels in Iraq?

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According to the program, how will the role of U.S. forces in Iraq change on September 1? What do you think that this shift might mean for the troops who are serving there?

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Race To The Top

What is the U.S. government's "Race to the Top" program? How have critics reacted to this program?

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In your opinion: What should be the goals of an education system? What reforms could your state put in place in order to reach these goals?

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Most Costly School

What are some of the features of the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools? What is your reaction to this facility?

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In your opinion, what elements are required for a successful school? If money were no object, what would you want your school to spend money on?

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Yen v$. Dollar

How has the U.S. dollar fared lately against the Japanese yen? According to the segment, what will likely be the trend between these two currencies in the future?

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What impact has the strong yen had on both Americans and Japanese living in Japan?

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In your opinion, how might tourists use currency information to their advantage when planning a vacation? Explain.

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