CNN Student News. With the start of a new school comes a new season of CNN Student News. The video format for the 2014-2015 school year is the same as it has been for years. The roughly ten minute episodes feature US stories, a world news stories, "shout out" to a classroom, and a quick quiz. Transcripts for each show are available for download. On the CNN Student News site you can also find suggested viewing questions to cover with your students. The latest commercial-free episode is embedded below.