The following sites are great places to find current events written for students and perfect for middle school journalism students.
Newsela - Create an account and read news stories that are leveled by Lexile
DOGOnews - ELA, Science and Social Studies
News For Kids - Real news told simply
TIME for Kids - Unlock a world of reading stories. Start reading the news!
CBC Kids News- Canadian Broadcasting Company
Kids News - Australia: Top stories on Kids News
Bangkok Post - All the latest top stories and breaking news. Thailand's most credible source of Thai and international developments
BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation
Google News - Comprehensive up-to-date news coverage, from sources all over the world