Tuesday, May 06, 2014
From tips on how to make school lunch taste better to reports on school safety, students journalists report on life inside the city's high schools.
Friday, April 05, 2013
By Katina Paron
In our unscientific survey of school newspapers, we found students reporting on a huge range of issues, from robotics competitions to school health policies. Take a look at what the high school papers are saying.
Monday, November 26, 2012
By Katina Paron
Despite the fractured fall semester, high school journalists have managed to publish at least one edition of their school papers. Here's a summary of the top news from the student members of the press.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
By Beth Fertig
It was a frustrating and cold November in the Rockways, one of the areas of New York City hit hardest by Sandy's storm surge. Thousands of residents in this coastal community were left without power or heat -- and some are still waiting for service. One local teenager borrowed a camera from his high school and took on the assignment of documenting what life is really like on the peninsula post-Sandy.
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
SchoolBook holds its first teach-in Tuesday about "How to Bring Tough Conversations Into the Classroom." Meanwhile, East Side Community School on the Lower East Side figured out a way to handle an event that walked from the front page into many classrooms: the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida. Students organized a Hoodie Day, and as one wrote for the school newspaper, The East Sider, "It was especially important for us to bring this to the students’ attention because most of us at East Side look like Trayvon.''
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Students at Stuyvesant High School write that cheating on SAT's is doable and done, partly because of the pressure students feel about the test and the lack of repercussions for dishonesty. And as one student put it, "We are living in an era where knowing the material isn’t as important as proving you know it through exams, and that is a big problem."