Student Reporting Labs

Student Reporting Labs connect students to local PBS stations and news professionals in their community to produce original, student-generated video news reports. Check out our full curriculum and find out how you can become a Lab! Learn more on the SRL

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Challenge students to reflect on the biggest news stories of 2014 with our #MyZeitgeist contest!
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Lesson Plans

Browse high-quality, free lesson plans and teaching tools that make it easy to bring current events and issues into the classroom. Lesson plans are aligned to National and Common Core Standards.

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Student Voices

Original student produced content including text, audio and video essays that allow young people to speak out on issues important to them.


“Liberians are not a virus”—fighting Ebola stigma

Ebola does not look for a specific group of people to prey on.

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Do Now

Do Now is a monthly collaboration between PBS NewsHour Extra and KQED in San Francisco to help students engage with and respond to current issues using social media tools.

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PBS NewsHour Extra is proudly sponsored by the Corporation of Public Broadcasting and individual supporters.