How do current events affect your classroom?

Apr 15, 2015

Today I was on a conference all and learned about various programs of PBS NewsHour Extra, including the Teachers’ Lounge is a forum for teachers to discuss how the news affects their classroom. They publish first-person stories from teachers that relate to present-day, major news stories (national and international).

This immediately brought to mind the fantastic work you all are doing with your students, and I wanted to bring this writing opportunity to your attention. (Also, I am a big believer in amplifying teacher voice, and this seems like a great opportunity.)

If you might be interested in writing a piece for this blog, you can contact editor Corinne Segal at