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North Texas district fifth-graders produce daily TV newscasts

from Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Each of the Grapevine-Colleyville district's 11 elementary schools in Texas offers a student-produced morning news telecast at least a few days a week. Fifth-graders fill the roles of anchors, reporters, editors, photographers and technicians, replacing old-style faculty announcements with style and energy. "It promotes leadership, makes them poised and articulate in public speaking, and when they write out their cue cards, they have to be grammatically correct," said Heritage Principal Stacey Voigt, who brought the idea with her 10 years ago from Timberline Elementary in Grapevine, Texas. more

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