About the Reporting Labs
PBS NewsHour Extra Student Reporting Labs are classrooms, after-school programs and clubs around the country producing original, inspiring reports about how national and global issues affect local communities.
Using the standards and resources of the PBS NewsHour, NewsHour Extra provides students and teachers with quality educational resources based on current issues and events.
NewsHour Extra helps students understand world events and national issues and answer the question "why should I care?" about the news.
The site provides tools such as:
a) news articles written for students with the background and context needed to understand complex topics
b) a daily video with warm up and discussion questions.
c) high-quality, free lesson plans and teaching tools that make it easy to bring current events and issues into the classroom
d) an outlet for young people to speak out on issues important to them by publishing essays, and original audio and video recordings. Often these student voices are directly related to the news and give adults insight into how events affect young people.
Visit the Newshour Extra website to learn more.