Leadership Unplugged: A CNN Experience will take place June 25-29 at CNN and Georgia Institute of Technology
CNN Worldwide and 21st Century Leaders will host a select group of high school juniors and seniors selected from a competitive pool of applicants from across the state. The seventh annual Leadership Unplugged: A CNN Experience will engage the topGeorgia high school students in a weeklong series of training sessions and discussions focused on media skills.
“Leadership Unplugged: A CNN Experience is an amazing opportunity for these students to learn about the media industry,” said Susan Grant, executive vice president of CNN News Services. “My CNN colleagues and I are excited to offer these remarkable young people a platform to further develop their personal leadership skills, as well as learn more about some of the challenges facing media professionals every day.”
Each workshop will be a hands on experience led by CNN executives and journalists, including the CNN Student News staff. The presentations and workshops will focus on a wide range of topics including diversity, ethics in media and show production. The curriculum for Leadership Unplugged: A CNN Experience was developed by CNN Student News journalists.
Restoring the American Dream – FIXING EDUCATION Debuts Sunday at 8:00pm ET and PT
TIME Magazine Companion Story “When Will We Learn?” Hits Newsstands Friday
American primary and secondary education were once envied by much of the world, but over the last few decades U.S. students have fallen behind – while students in other countries have benefitted from improvements to their educational systems. CNN and TIME magazine’s Fareed Zakaria interviews innovative and creative leaders working on solutions to fix what ails American education in his November primetime special, Restoring the American Dream – FIXING EDUCATION, on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 8:00pm & 11:00pm ET & PT, and for a companion TIME magazine cover article, “When Will We Learn?” that hits newsstands Friday. FULL POST
CNN Student News reports on the legal questions that follow the death of American-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed last week in Yemen.
In Thursday's program, CNN Student News report on President Obama's speech to students.
For 22 years, CNN Student News has provided a cost-free and commercial-free news program for middle, high school and college students around the world, along with free teacher materials. On Monday, August 15th, CNN Student News returns for the new school year, continuing a long tradition of quality news programming for the classroom.
The new series of the award-winning program airs each weekday during the school year. CNN Student News provides educators, parents and students with a 10-minute news program anchored by Carl Azuz. The newscast is streamed on www.CNNStudentNews.com, and it is available as a free downloadable video podcast on www.cnn.com and on iTunes, in addition to airing on HLN Monday through Friday at 4:00a.m. ET. “CNN Student News delivers the most important and inspiring news of the day to middle and high school students around the world,” said Donna Krache, executive producer of CNN Student News. “I’m honored that CNN’s commitment to education continues to be so valued by educators and parents everywhere.” FULL POST
From the tragedy of the Arizona shooting to the economic impact of a paralyzing winter storm, CNN Student News provides teachers and parents with Daily Discussion questions that they can use to discuss a range of topics – including difficult and often complex stories – with their students and children to help them better understand the news. Additionally, these questions are designed to help young people develop their critical thinking and media literacy skills.
CNN Student News' ten-minute, daily program and all related resources are available free of charge. For more information about CNN Student News and the free related resources, click here – or go directly to www.CNNStudentNews.com to check them out for yourself.