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In the Job Market

Today’s career paths range from traditional to the gig economy. As a rise in minimum federal wage to $15 is being considered, workers are faced with other government policy changes and budget quandaries. Citizens need a living wage, fair work practices and safe environments. Haitian workers for Butterball and Ethiopian workers at Regan National and Dulles international airports illustrate the challenges faced by legal immigrant workers. Dilemmas, debates and decisions are faced in the job market.

NIE Curriculum Guides

One hundred years after the first proposal for a museum focusing on the African American contribution to America, the National Museum of African American History and Culture opened its door to the public. Suggested activities include visual exploration, writing and research, completing a crossword puzzle and examing artifacts.

Exploration of journalistic basics begins with the traditional news lede and expands to the variety of delayed ledes used to convey information, capture reader interest and enhance comprehension. The focus of feature pieces is analyzed in “The Homecoming.” Discussion of journalistic values and the freedoms of speech and press are based in recent actions.

With one foot in Europe and the other one in Asia, Turkey straddles ancient cultures and contemporary aspirations. With some citizens and leaders looking to a future of free expression, globalization and regional leadership, others view its traditions, heritage and rules with fervor. These contrasting views make Turkey a complex and dynamic country in the headlines, behind boardroom doors and on the world stage. Activities focus on its ancient civilizations, refugee settlements, and role in investigating the murder of Post contributing commentator Jamal Khashoggi.


As NASA celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969, it is entering what Administrator Charles Bolden Jr. has called the Mars Era. We look at the beginnings of NASA, its programs, its latest discoveries and its possibilities for the future. Read The Post’s special coverage, discuss and do suggested activities and engage in the debate of the best use of NASA government resources and/or allowing commercial entry into the picture.


Campaign 2016

Campaign 2016 provides avenues for diverse study. At the foundation are candidates’ speeches, actions and policies, and party platforms. Understanding polls and their influence, analyzing political cartoons and political ads and using social media form another strand of study. Considering bellwether Indiana towns and a Virginia town that lacks enough candidates to run for office, defining issues and using original documents offer more challenges for students.