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How do I find a story on a certain topic?
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What is the difference between the PBS NewsHour and PBS NewsHour Extra?
There are actually three different NewsHours to keep straight! But of course they’re all related. The first is the PBS NewsHour. That’s the TV news program that runs on PBS every weekday. Here’s some more information about the program.
Finally, there’s PBS NewsHour Extra, the site for students and teachers. Educators can find lesson plans and an active teacher community.
How can I find out more about Student Reporting Labs?
The PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs program connects middle and high school students to local PBS stations and news professionals in their community to produce original, student-generated video reports. The students who participate in the project learn how to think critically, problem-solve, synthesize information and investigate important topics. Find out more and fill out an application to become a Reporting Lab.
I’ve heard a lot about a cool project called the.News, where is that?
the.News is a non-commercial, daily in-school newscast being developed by NewsHour Productions. Visit the.News site for more information.
How can I learn more about how to use PBS NewsHour in my classroom?
Use our contact form to communicate with the NewsHour Extra team. Thanks!
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