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The Editor

The editor leads the staff in content decisions, establishes standards and expectations, and creates the working atmosphere. We were reminded on October 21 when legendary editor Ben Bradlee, who “presided over The Washington Post newsroom for 26 years and guided The Post’s transformation into one of the world’s leading newspapers,” died. In addition to lessons to be learned from his leadership and life, this guide includes strategies for success from Josh White, Post education editor, and editorial job descriptions from three high schools.

Primary Disciplines 

NIE Curriculum Guides

The members of the Cabinet advise the president.  President George Washington had only four Cabinet secretaries.  Today there are 15 Cabinet secretaries.  Activities in this guide introduce students to the Cabinet members' duties and the role of independent agencies.  Students follow the confirmation process and role-play being members of the president's Cabinet, confronting real issues.  

 We focus on three areas in which governments deal with the legal and ethical obligations to provide education of good quality, without discrimination or exclusion: the rights of girls, children with physical disabilities, and undocumented students.

Fall 1864 to Spring 1865 was a turning point. Gen. William Sheridan, in the agriculturally rich Shenandoah Valley, and Gen. William T. Sherman, from Atlanta to Savannah, led campaigns to destroy all resources and demoralize Southern residents. Abraham Lincoln's reelection turned from doubtful into a call for union and abolishment of slavery.

Each Friday, WEEKEND models not only how the organization of information establishes a persuasive purpose but also how students can strive for clarity in their writing through a clear, logical structure of sentences. Additionally, WEEKEND can lead to a dynamic interaction between reader and text.