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Newsela contains current events stories tailor-made for classroom use. Indexed by broad theme (e.g. War and Peace, Arts, Science, Health, Law, Money), stories are both student-friendly and can be accessed in different formats by reading level.
Smithsonian Tween Tribune
This is a great news site for current events articles for primary-aged and younger middle-school aged children.
CNN 10 (formerly CNN Student News)
CNN 10's priority is to identify stories of international significance and then clearly describe why they're making news, who is affected, and how the events fit into a complex, international society
Latest news geared toward children. Includes news on entertainment, science, and sports.
DOGO News has fun articles for kids on current events, science, sports, and more! There are also lots of stories, pictures, videos, and games, too.
"USA Today is an internationally distributed American daily middle-market newspaper that serves as the flagship publication of its owner, the Gannett Company."
News In Levels
World news articles that are presented in three levels- awesome for differentiation!
Listenwise "brings history to life with current events." Students can listen to audio news and answer comprehension questions related to the article. Teachers- please see me for log-in info. to access quiz features, etc.