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Daily Reader: Edition #252

Learn 107 vocabulary words from today's Daily Reader with 3 articles: the debate over using iPads in the classroom, the government shutdown's impact on scientific research, and the heavy cost of elephant poaching.

1. The iPad Goes to School
Business Week, 10/24/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 53

Business Week: The iPad Goes to School

Do you think tablets and other devices should be used in the classroom? A botched plan to distribute iPads to all students in the Los Angeles School District is shaking up the debate. Read more and learn vocabulary words like contend, fiasco, industrious, proliferation, recalls, and transgressions.

2. After Shutdown Ends, Effects Continue to Stymie Science
National Geographic, 10/21/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 20

National Geographic: After Shutdown Ends, Effects Continue to Stymie Science

The government shutdown may be over for now, but the impact of the shutdown on scientific research may have much longer consequences. Read more and learn vocabulary words like acoustic, exempted, furlough, ideal, precarious, and resolve.

3. The Heavy Cost of Elephant Poaching
U.S. News, 10/24/2013

SAT/ACT Vocabulary Word Count: 34

US News: The Heavy Cost of Elephant Poaching

The savage killing of elephants for their ivory tusks has been happening for a long time. What will it take to finally stop this terrible practice? Read more and learn vocabulary words like disparity, havoc, looting, precipitous, syndicates, and unprecedented.

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