Student activists help divert millions in funding away from law enforcement in schools

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.

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PBS NewsHour debuts Teen Mental Health Podcast “On Our Minds”

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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