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FAQ

We’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions that show up in the e-mail bag.

Where do I find lesson plans?
You can find our lesson plans here.

Can you send me short updates on Classroom’s lesson plans and classroom resources? 
Yes, sign up for updates here.

How do I find a story on a certain topic?
The best way is to search for what you’re looking for.  You can also click on “Subject Areas” to find information on a certain topic.

What is the difference between the PBS NewsHour and PBS NewsHour Classroom?
PBS NewsHour Extra is NewsHour’s website for students and teachers. Educators can find lesson plans and an active teacher community. PBS NewsHour is a TV news program that runs on PBS every weekday.

The PBS NewsHour website has all the latest news, as well as videos and transcripts from the show listed chronologically or by topic. The show also streams live on Youtube where you can easily find clips for your students.

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.

How can I learn more about how to use PBS NewsHour in my classroom?
Write education@newshour.org with any questions or ideas. Sign up for NewsHour Classroom updates here. Thanks!