About Leah @lclap
Leah Clapman is the Managing Editor of Education. In 2009, she created Student Reporting Labs, a video journalism training initiative in over 150 schools and 46 states that translates NewsHour values of excellence, responsibility and trust into an innovative project-based learning program. She founded NewsHour Extra, which provides lesson plans and PBS Learning Media curricula for teachers, and helped launch and manage “Making the Grade,” the NewsHour’s weekly focus on education issues, policy and practice, and “Rethinking College,” the NewsHour’s annual series on change and innovation in higher ed.
Leah’s work at the intersection of education and journalism has made her a repeat presenter at youth media and education conferences.
Leah’s Recent Stories
Education Jun 22Students in ‘Dropout Factory’ Schools Explore Why Kids Quit
Nationally, about 70 percent of U.S. students graduate on time with a regular diploma, according to data compiled by Education Week. For Hispanic and African American students, the proportion drops to about 50 percent. And there are currently more than…
Nation Jan 04On Monday’s NewsHour…
New travel security measures lead the program Monday, as well as a closer look at Yemen, the country where the al-Qaida offshoot group behind the recent bombing attempt on a U.S-bound airliner is believed to be hiding. Then, an interview…
Nation Aug 26President Obama, World Leaders, Friends Remember Senator Kennedy
As news of the passing of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy spread Wednesday, friends and colleagues mourned the man affectionately known in Washington as the lion of the Senate.