More middle and high school students are using e-cigarettes than ever before

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The use of e-cigarettes among middle and high schoolers in the U.S. is skyrocketing, according to new data released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 

According to the new data, which comes from an annual survey of middle and high schoolers across the country, e-cigarettes were the most commonly used tobacco product in 2015. 

A total of 3 million middle and high school students reported current use of e-cigarettes in 2015 — up from 2.46 million last year. Another 1.7 million students reported smoking regular cigarettes and other tobacco products. Read more…

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How a High School Teacher Is ‘Gamifying’ World News

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A new game called Fantasy Geopolitics (think Fantasy Football meets Model United Nations) is radically changing the way high school students in Minnesota are interacting with the news.

In 2009, Eric Nelson, a Social Studies teacher at North Lakes Academy Charter School in Forest Lake, Minn., developed Fantasy Geopolitics after recognizing that his attempts at getting his students to engage with the class weren’t quite hitting the mark.

“When I started teaching, the average ninth grader looked like a zombie in class,” Nelson told Mashable. “One night when I was lesson planning, I took a break and literally checked my Fantasy Football team and I had this realization that I was learning a lot about the NFL — things about football and the NFL I wouldn’t have otherwise learned.” Read more…

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Can anyone give recommendations for paranormal romance novels with a high school setting?

Question by Ashely: Can anyone give recommendations for paranormal romance novels with a high school setting?
I just started reading paranormal romance novels and I prefer the ones with high school settings. any recommendations please?
I would really appreciate a brief review.

Best answer:

Answer by Roro
Hex Hall
It’s about a school for witches, werewolves, fairies, etc. There is some romance, more in the later books.

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