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“Extra Juice” supplements provide deeper dives into news stories. They are standards-based, easy-to-understand guides designed to inform and engage.

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Every issue of The Juice's Interactive News Digest is available in 4 reading levels.

We believe every student deserves the opportunity to succeed.

Our educators level all our content across 4 reading levels to facilitate differentiated learning, providing students with the same access to information regardless of their reading level.

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Grades 5-6

A new speech by China's President Xi Jinping is making people worried about a potential conflict between China and Taiwan. Xi told Chinese troops to get ready for war. He made the comments during a visit to a military base. He said soldiers should start “preparing [their minds and energy] for war." Xi wants them to "maintain a high level of alert.” The speech came four days after Chinese troops staged a military exercise. In the exercise, soldiers pretended to invade Taiwan. Taiwan is an island. It neighbors China.
Grades 7-8

China’s President Xi Jinping told Chinese troops to get ready for war. His words are raising fears of military conflict between China and Taiwan. Taiwan is a small island country. It neighbors China. Xi made the comments during a visit to a military base. He urged troops to “focus all [your] minds and energy on preparing for war and maintain a high level of alert.” The speech came four days after Chinese troops staged a military exercise. In the exercise, soldiers pretended to invade Taiwan.
Grades 9-10

China’s President Xi Jinping has called on Chinese troops to prepare for war. His rhetoric is raising fears of military conflict between the superpower and Taiwan, its island neighbor. Xi made the comments during a visit to a military base in the southern province of Guangdong on Tuesday. Xi urged troops to “focus all [your] minds and energy on preparing for war and maintain a high level of alert.” The saber rattling came four days after Chinese troops staged a large-scale military exercise simulating an invasion of Taiwan.
Grades 11-12

China’s President Xi Jinping has called on Chinese troops to prepare for war, raising fears of military conflict between the superpower and Taiwan, its island neighbor. During a visit to a military base in the southern province of Guangdong on Tuesday, Xi urged troops to “focus all [your] minds and energy on preparing for war and maintain a high level of alert.” Xi’s saber rattling came four days after Chinese troops staged a large-scale military exercise simulating an invasion of Taiwan.

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US Politics (Grades 11-12)

Biden Executive Orders Will Reverse Trump Policies

President-elect Joe Biden plans to sign a flurry of executive orders soon after his inauguration tomorrow. He plans to address what he’s calling the four crises facing the country. They are COVID-19, the economic downturn, racial injustice, and climate change.

An executive order is a written directive from the president carrying powers similar to a federal law. Presidents have historically used these orders to push policies forward quickly because they do not require approval from Congress. The downside of executive orders is that they are easily overturned by any new president. That is not true for federal laws.

Among other moves overturning Trump administration policies, Biden’s orders will return the US to the Paris Climate Accord and to the Iran nuclear deal.

Related to the pandemic, Biden will require face masks on federal properties and during interstate travel. Other orders will be aimed at safely reopening schools and businesses.

On immigration, Biden will order agencies to determine how to reunite children separated from their families after crossing the US-Mexico border. Another order will end travel restrictions targeting majority-Muslim countries.

Other orders will address “equity and support communities of color,” criminal justice reform, and access to healthcare.

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After a career spent teaching students to become more sophisticated consumers of information in the classroom, I now serve as The Juice’s lead education specialist. I ensure our products are aligned with the educational promises we’ve made to the educational community.

Like many career educators, in addition to my 14 years as a classroom teacher at Cambridge Rindge and Latin, I served in many roles, including nine summers as the Principal of the Cambridge-Harvard Summer Academy. As a principal, teacher, mentor, advisor, and coach, I taught a wide range of subjects to a wide range of learners.

I earned my BA in History from Boston College and my Masters in teaching from Tufts University.

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I have over 30 years of experience in technology, software and Internet development. After starting my career building cutting-edge medical diagnostic equipment, I spent a decade at IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center developing and programming a parallel supercomputer, then worked on interactive and Internet streaming-media technologies and large-scale database applications. After that, I worked at an early-stage Internet company developing streaming video content and have been involved in technology assessment for private equity, venture and public company investment for more than 15 years.

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