The past two years of this pandemic have been especially difficult for students, who have experienced major disruptions to both their education and social lives. In a special program that premieres Tuesday, NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs team is exploring how many young people are dealing with the new normal. Here’s a look at how one teacher has taken an unconventional approach to learning.
A local high school student had the opportunity to be part of a PBS NewsHour online special called “Our New Normal: How Teens Are Redefining School Life.” It showcased the next generation of journalists as they reported on hot-button issues affecting today’s young people such mental health, free speech, transgender rights, and the pandemic’s impact on education.
The program was co-hosted by Kate Nakamura, an aspiring journalist and junior at Kauaʻi High School. The Conversation sat down with her to find out what the new normal looks like for local high school students.