December 8th, 2009
07:40 PM ET

Ask the Secretary of Education

What would you ask the Secretary of Education if you could?

CNN Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry will be interviewing Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, so teachers and students, here's your chance:  Write your questions here and we'll pass them on.  You may hear one of yours answered in an upcoming CNN Student News.  Fire away!

Donna Krache, Executive Producer

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November 15th, 2009
09:18 PM ET

9/11 Trials

On September 11, 2001, 2752 people were killed when two planes were deliberately crashed into New York City's World Trade Center. In today’s show, we report on Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision regarding five alleged terrorists with ties to the 9/11 attacks. They will be tried in a New York civilian court blocks away from where the Twin Towers once stood. Some disagree with this decision, saying that suspected terrorists should be tried in a military court at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. They raise security concerns about having terrorist suspects on American soil. Defendants in a civil trial will have the Constitutional protections given to any U.S. citizen. One Congressman says he's concerned that could result in shorter sentences.

9/11 is, without a doubt, the most significant date in my lifetime, so many Americans are interested in this trial. It’s your turn! Tell us where you stand in this important debate: Do you think that terrorist suspects should be brought to America to stand trial under the U.S. Constitution, or in a military trial?

John Martin, Writer

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November 12th, 2009
10:37 PM ET

Historically Correct or Politically Correct?

Historian and Latta Plantation tour guide Ian Campbell said, "I was trying to be historically correct, not politically correct."

Charlotte NAACP President Kojo Nantambu said, "You want to be more sensitive than you want to be politically correct or historically correct."

What was your feeling on the controversial history lesson featured on Friday's show?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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October 11th, 2009
04:50 PM ET

International Space Station: Worth the Money?

Is the ISS worth the money?

The international space station (ISS) isn't cheap:  The football field-sized laboratory has cost the U.S. alone $44 billion, and if it doesn't get the funding it needs in the years ahead, it could become useless.

Many scientists argue that would be disastrous.  They believe that research in space could lead to everything from new technology to cures for diseases.

So the question facing the U.S., the other countries that fund the ISS, and you (right now) is simple:  Is it worth it?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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September 13th, 2009
04:12 PM ET

Religious Conversion Controversy

On Monday, you'll hear a lot of perspectives in the case of a Muslim girl who converted to Christianity.  She ran away from her home, saying she was afraid her parents would kill her for changing her religion.  Her father says this is untrue and that she would be in no danger if she returned home.

Here is a judge's solution:  Get everyone together to discuss the issue and try to work things out.  If this happens, it would help the girl, her parents, and the organizations involved to avoid a courtroom trial.

We'd like to hear what you think of this story and solution.

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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September 10th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

How Would You Stop a Dropout?

What I mean is this:  If there were one thing you could say to keep someone from dropping out, what would it be?  If there were one thing you could do, what would it be?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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September 9th, 2009
10:41 PM ET

Weigh In on the Health Care Debate!

On Thursday, we bring you some background and highlights from President Obama's speech and the Republican response regarding health care reform.  You can read the complete transcript of the president's address by clicking here, and you can see Rep. Charles Boustany's response by clicking here.

We'd love to get your take on this controversial issue, so please comment below!

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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September 7th, 2009
03:09 PM ET

Your Opinion: The President's Education Speech

Are you planning to watch the president's speech on education?

President Obama has a back-to-school speech coming up on Tuesday.  We'd like to know your thoughts about it:  Does it make a difference to you that the president is specifically addressing students, or does this seem like just another speech?  Are you planning to watch it, either at school or on your own?  And will hearing the president speak about the importance of staying in school influence you to do it?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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August 10th, 2009
05:07 PM ET

Countdown to Awesome

With exactly one week to go, we're getting all the elements in place for a new year of CNN Student News.  We'll have an updated look, fresh stories to tell, some new music...but the same anchor (sorry).  We're also working on a new video for our alter-ego, www.Facebook.com/CNNStudentNews.

So whether you're already back, starting next Monday, or anxiously awaiting the new school year, we're looking forward to bringing the world to your classroom from now on through 2010.

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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July 8th, 2009
01:08 PM ET

A Midsummer Night's Show

CNN Student News is planning a special, Web-only program next Wednesday!  It'll mark the midpoint of the summer and cover some of the stories we've worked on over the break.  So when you come in from the sun, log on to www.CNNStudentNews.com on the evening of July 15th, and check us out!

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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