Citizens in the making: West Virginia teens report from capital

Students from Richwood High School in West Virginia interviewed policymakers about education funding and stereotypes portrayed on MTV's "Buckwild" reality show taped in their home state. Student Reporting Labs mentor Chuck Roberts, of West Virgina Public Broadcasting, was on hand to help them get the best video and audio. Suzanne Higgins, of WVPB, produced this behind-the-scenes video and talked to the teens about what they've learned from the Student Reporting Labs program. Read More

Students join conversation on politics, gun violence in schools

When breaking news is reported, stories often lack a youth voice or perspective. After the tragic shooting of 26 students and faculty at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Student Reporting Labs mobilized its youth journalists and asked them to interview their peers about the tragedy. Read More

Spotlight: Hopi High School

Earlier this year, PBS NewsHour Extra team members Imani Cheers and Thaisi Da Silva traveled to Hopi High School in Keams Canyon, Arizona. Hopi High is one of forty schools in the nation chosen for the Student Reporting Labs program. Read More

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