Education May 27How Wyoming manages to keep its rural schools open
The one-room schoolhouse may seem like a distant memory from U.S. history, but about 200 of them still exist today, including Wyoming’s tiny Valley Elementary School. It has only six students, but in Wyoming, education funding is redistributed so that…
Nation May 18Mural highlights Bronx teen’s death from gang violence
It will be one year next month since 15-year-old Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz, a Bronx, N.Y. teenager was killed, a victim of gang violence. After his death, the Instagram hashtag #JusticeForJunior began prompted artist George Fernandez to create a mural honoring…
Economy Apr 07Can West Virginia’s pipeline jobs keep youth in the state?
There are thousands of jobs in the oil and gas industry in West Virginia and the recent growth in natural gas pipeline construction is giving young West Virginians economic incentive to stay in the state. But as Student Reporting Labs'…
Education Feb 21Why Oakland teachers are on strike
Teachers in Oakland, California, went on strike Thursday, part of a national wave of discontent by educators over classroom conditions, pay and other issues. Student photographers at Youth Beat, a PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Lab, captured the first day of…
Nation Feb 13Parkland’s legacy: Heightened security, stricter dress codes and political advocacy
A year after a gunman killed 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the lives and outlooks of students across the country are also permanently altered. The NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs spoke to several of them about…
Education Jan 01The stories student reporters want to see in 2019
Participants from the NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs, a project that teaches young reporters about journalism and media literacy, share what they’d like to see from the media in 2019.
Nation Nov 30Newark Youth Court gives juvenile offenders a jury of their peers
How should efforts to implement criminal justice reform handle minor offenses committed by juveniles? Officials in Newark, New Jersey, are trying a new approach: municipal courts, public schools and police have aligned to develop an alternative sentencing program for teenagers:…
Politics Nov 05What would get young people to vote? These teens have some ideas
Will the youth vote turn out on Tuesday? NewsHour Student Reporting Labs interviewed 300 young people to get the next generation’s take on why it is important to vote.
Politics Nov 05What’s driving young voters to the polls in Virginia?
In Virginia, our Student Reporting Lab from Dominion High School spoke to Senate candidates Republican Corey Stewart and incumbent Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine about some of the hottest issues: immigration and gun control.
Politics Nov 04Ask a teenager: What are the 2018 midterms about?
From opinions about gun laws to issues of inequality and immigration tactics, middle and high school students with PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Lab asked teenagers across the country what are on their minds in the countdown to the 2018 midterms.