The role of police officers in schools has come under increasing scrutiny, as communities across the U.S. respond to calls for racial justice and re-evaluate student safety. In Los Angeles, student activists played a major role in getting the school district to move away from funding police in schools. Julia Escobar, of the NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs youth journalism program, has the story.
As the school year draws to a close, we wanted to check in with students so they could tell us what they’ve learned this year about themselves and about school.
Noah Konevitch of Lebanon, Pennsylvania and Zion Williams of Clinton Township, Michigan are highschoolers and co-hosts of the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs podcast On Our Minds with Noah and Zion.
After more than a year of battling a pandemic, lockdowns, economic hardship, and remote schooling challenges, it’s no wonder that mental health among teens is a urgent issue. For the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs, the answer to address the issue was to have teens talk about teenage mental health concerns.
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More than half of public schools around the country are back to full time in-person classes. But many school districts still are using distance or hybrid learning, and there are many questions ahead about what it will take to reopen more fully in the coming months. Read more>