Schools across the U.S. have now been shuttered for weeks, forcing kids to stay home and parents to help orchestrate their online learning. But the adjustments to remote study and social isolation aren’t easy for young people. NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs, our journalism training program for high school students, shares some of the ways teenagers are coping in the age of social distancing.
There’s nothing like the smile on a student’s face after they complete an interview with an expert. When done right—with preparation and practice—such a conversation gives teenagers a sense of accomplishment, relevance, and agency in the world.