What motivates students? What turns them off to education? Student reporters at the Brooklyn Community Arts and Media High School look at the dropout issue from numerous angles: what it takes to be successful, the role extracurriculars play, and how students get engaged.
This video was made with support from Dan Allen, program mentor from WNET.
NewsHour Extra traveled to New York to meet with 9th graders in Adam Mendola's English class at Brooklyn Community Arts and Media high school. As a 2011-2012 Student Reporting Lab, the students are currently working on video projects about school engagment and retention.
PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs are classrooms, after-school programs and clubs around the country producing original, inspiring reports about how national and global issues affect local communities.