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Educators unite for a day of collaboration and learning

Twenty two passionate teachers from across the nation joined the Student Reporting Labs team for an inspiring day of professional development workshops. These educators, who traveled from as far as Alaska, Florida and everywhere in between, came with one goal in mind: to learn new ways to engage and educate the next generation of journalists. A wrap-up of the day's events: Read More

Students show what they learned at SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST festival

Back by popular demand, Student Reporting Labs were featured in a second South by Southwest edu panel this year. Austin High School teacher Gil Garcia, students Samantha and Max, local PBS station mentor Lynn Boswell of KLRU and PBS NewsHour Managing Editor-Education Leah Clapman spoke about the program and answered questions from the audience. Read More

Reporting Labs teachers reflect on program impact

Earlier this year, Student Reporting Labs welcomed 14 teachers from various Reporting Labs sites across the country to participate in our annual mini-conference. During their stay, teachers participated in several workshops and team-building discussions. In the end, the teachers felt renewed and excited, our team learned new ways to improve the program, and many long-lasting friendships were made. Read More

Brooklyn Reporting Lab discusses school engagement

NewsHour Extra traveled to New York to meet with 9th graders in Adam Mendola's English class at Brooklyn Community Arts and Media high school. As a 2011-2012 Student Reporting Lab, the students are currently working on video projects about school engagment and retention. Read More

Florida news outlets report on John Hopkins video

Three local news channels in St. Petersburg, Fla. recently reported on the video that John Hopkins Middle School students made for Student Reporting Labs about chronic fighting at their school. ABC Channel 11, CBS Channel 10 and FOX 13 all visited instructor Luanne Dietz's classroom and interviewed students about producing the video.[This video is no longer available.] Read More