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Why do you teach scholastic journalism?

Watch teachers from the 2014 ASNE/Reynolds High School Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri articulate the purpose and value of scholastic journalism.

Advisory board offers networking for student journalists

ASNE’s Youth Journalism Initiative is looking for high school journalists to join its student advisory board. The program, started last year, enables students to influence ASNE’s outreach and to network with other student journalists from across the country. In addition to offering ideas for programs, contests and activities, members will participate in regularly scheduled discussions through social media. Participants will shape the focus of the group based on their needs and experiences...  Read More »

Lesson plans and activities available for teaching the Constitution year-round

In case you missed Constitution Day on Sept. 17, Free Speech Week to be held Oct. 20-26 will give you yet another opportunity to incorporate the Constitution and the First Amendment into your curriculum. Several organizations are offering free resources that teachers can use in their classrooms to fulfill nationally mandated instruction on the topic. is a one-stop shop for lesson plans dealing with the First...  Read More »

Twitter chat for journalism teachers offered biweekly

Standards-based grading will be the focus of a Twitter chat for journalism teachers on Sept. 25. The discussion, known as #jerdchat, focuses on topics dealing with advising and teaching journalism and takes place every other Thursday from 8-9 p.m. EDT. Journalism teachers Starr Sackstein and Lisa Snider are co-creators and co-moderators of the chats, which they started in March of 2013. Previous discussion topics have included teaching current events, managing staffs, implementing a beat system...  Read More »

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