Maui High School story featured on PBS NewsHour

Maui High School freshman Ian Forbes (Photo: PBS Hawaii)

A story produced by Maui High School students will appear before a national audience Thursday evening.

The story, “Schools, Not Prisons,” will air on PBS NewsHour, as part of the series “The New Safe,” a collaboration between PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs and Student Television Network.

According to PBS, “The New Safe” investigates how schools across the country are rethinking what it means to feel safe and be safe at school.

Maui High School’s story explores the unique safety challenges Hawaii schools face with open campuses and features Puu Kukui Elementary School, a new school in Wailuku that was designed with safety in mind.

Maui High School is one of two Hawaii schools that participate in PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs, which connects schools with mentors in public media and provides a collaborative space for digital media, critical thinking and communication skills, while developing news reports.

The show will air at 6:30 p.m. HST on PBS Hawaii, and you can watch the story itself online.

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