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Leah Clapman

PBS NewsHour Managing Editor of Education

Leah Clapman is the PBS NewsHour managing editor of education. In 2009, she created Student Reporting Labs, a video journalism training initiative, now in over 150 schools in 46 states, that translates NewsHour values of excellence, responsibility, and trust into an innovative project-based learning program. She founded NewsHour Extra, which provides lesson plans and PBS Learning Media curricula for teachers, and helped launch and manage “Making the Grade,” the NewsHour’s weekly focus on education issues, policy, and practice, and “Rethinking College,” the NewsHour’s annual series on change and innovation in higher ed.


  • Communication Skills

    Learning to Interview Builds a Range of Communication Skills

    Tips from the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs help students develop skills that are useful across the curriculum and in project-based learning—both now and when they are back in schools.

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