The PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs program connects high school students to local PBS stations and news professionals in their community to produce original, student-generated news video reports.The young people who participate in the project learn how to report, problem-solve, synthesize information and investigate important topics: journalism as a form of learning. In this report, youth reporters investigate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and what the program could mean for undocumented students in Texas and nationwide. Part of […]
In this report, Montana teens question their local Superintendent’s raise and argue it is a student matter. This video was produced with mentor support from local PBS station MontanaPBS, and is a partnership with Twin Cities Public Broadcasting’s Constitution USA with Peter Sagal documentary.
In this report, students from Fort Mill High School in South Carolina explore the correlation between school policy and Constitutional rights.
For years, education experts have warned of a crisis of teachers quitting the profession. As burnout increases and the teacher exit rates reach into the hundreds of thousands, WTTW’s Ash-har Quraishi reports on how one nonprofit organization is fighting the retention problem with better mentorship.
In this report: students of the Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science look at outsourcing food as a solution for better school meals.
In this report, students of Fort Hill School in South Carolina explore social media regulations being enforced by local teachers.
So why are students dropping out of high school? The dropout rate is becoming a serious problem at Marietta High School. In this report, students consider changes to high school curriculum to keep failing youth engaged.
In this report: Faculty at DiLoreto School in New Britain, Conn., are facing push-back from their community after deciding to switch from a dual-language school to English-only classrooms.
Jamie Munkatchy’s high school chemistry class at Validus Preparatory Academy in New York City ferments and distills biofuel, connecting their science education to real world problems.
President Obama is making a push to stop student loan interest rates from doubling July 1. To debate possible solutions, Jeffrey Brown talks with Matthew Segal, president of OurTime.org, and Evan Feinberg, president of Generation Opportunity, groups that advocate for millennials, and Anya Kamenetz, author of “Generation Debt.”
President Obama called for expanding broadband access in schools nationwide, so that teachers can use technology to better educate their students. Learning Matters’ John Tulenko reported in 2011 on one North Carolina school district which was ahead of the curve on using technology in the classroom. Mooresville has now become a model for other districts.
Nonprofit educational organization OneGoal has partnered with Chicago Public Schools to push kids at risk of dropping out of high school to persist and attend college. Ash-har Quraishi of WTTW Chicago reports for our American Graduate project on a special curriculum that hones leadership skills these kids often already have.
Students from Austin High School in Texas explore the facts behind school choice – the idea that students should be allowed to choose the school they wish to attend – and examine how the educational voucher system could affect their community. This video was produced with partner station KLRU in Austin with support from Twin Cities Public Broadcasting’s Constitution USA with Peter Sagal documentary. Part of PBS NewsHour Extra’s Student Reporting Labs.
As people flock to Williston, N.D., for jobs in the booming oil industry, the public systems struggle to keep up, converting one-room school houses to accommodate the rapid rise in student enrollment. Like much of Williston’s infrastructure, there are financial hurdles to meet needs of teachers and students. Ray Suarez reports.
Reading, PA’s struggle to regain its economic footing is also tied to significant problems in its schools
How does violence affect students’ ability to learn? That’s what eighth-grader De’Qonton Davis and his classmates set out to investigate as part of the NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs project in partnership with PBS station WEDU in Tampa. The students produced a unique video report that they hope President Obama will see.
Since 1994, YouthBuild has trained 110,000 high school dropouts around the country to put up houses for their community and think critically in the classroom while earning their GEDs or diplomas. As part of the American Graduate series, Paul Solman reports on a program designed to keep kids learning inside and outside of class.
As part of the NewsHour’s American Graduate series, correspondent Spencer Michels reports on Techbridge, an after-school program based in Oakland, Calif., that shows hundreds of female students a path to pursuing careers in science and technology, while also trying to minimize the chances of them dropping out of school.