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Budget and Manage Health Care

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, passed in 2010, focuses attention on the role of federal and state governments, insurance companies, businesses and individuals in providing for health care, from preventive care to benefits of insurance coverage and the use of technology to enroll citizens. Students locate the facts, analyze the issues, study different stances, explore explanatory journalism and use a variety of media to express their points of view.

Primary Disciplines 

NIE Curriculum Guides

KidsPost is the only section of the paper that is written especially for students in grades 2 through 7. Appearing in the paper Sunday through Thursday it is designed to give students summaries of important news happening locally, nationally and internationally. KidsPost also includes features on kids, animals, life at school and issues of particular interest to kids. It also features book reviews, contests and puzzles. Kids are frequently asked to write to KidsPost with their opinions on a variety of news events and 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.

Chocolate, coffee and culinary arts mix with business and survival in the activities of this guide. Food choices balance nutrition content and value, taste preferences, accessibility and other factors. Likewise, the survival of birds and fish is a delicate balance of man's desires for foods, commercial fishing practices and climate change.

Reporters inform readers through direct statements, quotations and comparisons with other events. Using the work of Post staffers we examine how the Civil War’s casualties can be understood in words and through informational graphics. In addition, we meet Ernesto Londoño, The Post’s Pentagon and national security correspondent, to learn how he covers today’s wars, issues and people.