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April 4
Making Beautiful Music
In recognition of Music in Our Schools Month, The Mini Page outlines the instruments of a symphony orchestra with help from experts at the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C.

April 11
DARE for Kids
More than 75 percent of school districts across the United States, and others in more than 40 countries, participate in the D.A.R.E. program with local police departments and sheriff’s offices. The Mini Page takes a look at this 30-year-old program and meets a D.A.R.E. officer to learn more about how the program is used in schools.

April 18
Meet the 2014 Book Award Winners
The Mini Page interviews Kate DiCamillo, who won the Newbery Medal for “Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures,” and Brian Floca, Caldecott Medal winner for “Locomotive.”

April 25
Celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday!
The Mini Page talked with the education specialist at the Folger Shakespeare Library to learn more about Shakespeare’s childhood and his entry onto the stage.

May 2
Invasive Species!
When organisms on Earth move to an area where they are not native, we call them “invasive species.” The Mini Page talks with an expert to learn more about how these plants and animals on the move can destroy native ecosystems and how we can protect against the invaders.

May 9
Our Founding Moms
The Mini Page talks with Cokie Roberts, author of “Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies,” to learn more about the women who supported our Founding Fathers as our country was born. Specifically we highlight Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Deborah Read Franklin and Dolley Madison.

May 16
Monster Snake!
In 2002 in Colombia, paleontologists discovered the fossils of the biggest snake ever discovered, as big as a school bus and weighing more than a ton. This snake, Titanoboa, probably munched on giant crocodiles and fish. The Mini Page interviewed one of the three main paleontologists who discovered Titanoboa to learn more about this and other fascinating finds.

May 23
Meet the U.S. Air Force
As we celebrate Memorial Day, The Mini Page takes a close look at the mission, jobs, equipment and culture of the U.S. Air Force.



NEW! “Mini Page” Quiz, aligned with Common Core

The NC Press Foundation provides a weekly quiz you can use with the “Mini Page.” It is aligned with the Common Core. Download it here each week (archived copies of the quiz also available). http://ncpressfoundation.org/how-news-connects