PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs programs across the country have been investigating the changing definition of school safety as part of their series, “The New Safe.” Student journalists have reported on everything from how factors such as architecture and social media can impact school safety to how students should respond when their classmates make threats to the healing process in communities where a school attack has occurred. You can view the full series here.
We asked some of the students, teachers and school administrators involved in “The New Safe” series to join us as we continued the discussion of school safety on Twitter. Student journalist Nick Weiss (@nickwoose), who was the lead filmmaker for the Student Reporting Labs segment, “The Whistleblower,” joined the conversation, along with his principal at Cedar Crest High School, Nicole Malinoski (@MrsMalPrincipal). Broadcast journalism teacher Heather Jancoski, who wrote a blog for NewsHour about her experience with school lockdown drills, also joined in, along with her students, who help produce their school’s news broadcast (@jaguarbroadcast). Check out the conversation below.