California students produce “Wi-fi on Wheels” story airing on PBS NewsHour

Some people visit the Coachella Valley for the concerts and parties, but young reporters from Etiwanda and West Ranch High Schools in Southern California traveled into the surrounding rural desert to show how creative thinking and community support can connect otherwise isolated students to the world.

The SRL journalists spent several days learning broadcast skills alongside mentors from SRL and PBS SoCal and co-produced a story on the efforts of a local school district to provide Wi-Fi for its students so that they can do projects and complete homework outside of school. The story will air on PBS NewsHour’s national broadcast.