Monitoring the Midterms

Young voters turned out: How teen reporters covered the midterm elections

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Discuss key election highlights with your students, particularly the impact of the youth vote, with this PBS NewsHour lesson plan. Continue reading

Student Voices: Here are the election issues most on teenagers’ minds

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NewsHour Extra asked middle and high school students across America: What issue would you like to hear 2018 candidates discuss where you live and why? Read their responses below and check out the election videos produced by Student Reporting Labs on how to turn out the youth vote. Continue reading

Student Voice: Three ways voters can support transgender students

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“It is our job to vote with everyone’s best interests at heart,” writes seventh grader Ava Michelman of Virginia, who asks voters to think of transgender youth on Election Day. Continue reading

Listen to this teacher and student talk about gun control this election

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  Editor’s note: This election season, Wisconsin Public Radio is going “Beyond The Ballot,” finding out what people really care about. They’re meeting them where…read more

Youth vote in America: Why these teens say low voter turnout days are done

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Why do young people hold some of the lowest voter turnout levels in the U.S.? Is it really their fault? NewsHour’s teen reporters talk about the youth vote in America and why the 2018 elections could see young people voting in historic numbers. Continue reading

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