‘You’re not alone’: How teenagers are dealing with social distancing

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.

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PBS NewsHour

Teenagers highlight youth fight against COVID-19

Are teenagers frolicking on beaches or lazing on couches while COVID-19 kills people around the world? Youth reporters are dispelling the misconception.

Teenage reporters from 11 news organizations on four continents are producing stories about how young people are helping to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, part of a project to dispel a misconception that youth are apathetic bystanders in the global fight against the disease.

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News Decoder

Innovative Ways to Make Coronavirus a Teachable Moment

The massive public health challenge of Covid-19, in spite of its many unknowns, offers teachers the unique instructional opportunity to tap into students’ innate curiosity about the virus and deliver lessons that are timely, prompt kids to dig deep, and—ideally—provide a modicum of comfort during a time of alarming headlines and copious misinformation.

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