Students need news they can understand.
Now more than ever, students need news they can trust and understand. From gun violence to climate change to race relations, Gen Z is one of the most politically active generations this country has ever seen. But this audience is going critically underserved. Most news is either crafted for older audiences without context for younger viewers, or is overly sensational, partisan or both.
And despite knowing that a cornerstone of any democracy is a thoughtful, engaged citizenry, the news is going untaught in our high school classrooms. In today’s hyper-partisan climate, some teachers are hesitant to discuss politics, but more often than not, teachers just don’t have time to give more than a passing glance to the day’s news. They lack easy-to-use, unbiased resources that help students understand and discuss the news in context.
NOTICE aims to change that. Our mission is simple: explain the news to a new generation of news consumers. Part of that is giving teachers weekly content and resources to incorporate the news into their classrooms to help America’s students become thoughtful, engaged citizens.
This fall, we’ll be launching a new, five minute weekly explainer series on YouTube and this website that teachers will be able to seamlessly integrate into their classrooms. Totally free, each episode will come with discussion questions, an interactive quiz and links to further resources.