Want smarter kids? Make them reporters!
As if some reporters' egos weren't bloated enough (your humble Gradebook reporters being the exception, of course) a new study out this week shows high school journalism students have higher GPAs and ACT scores than their non-journalistic peers, not to mention better writing and grammar skills. Who knew?
No word, though, on how many stick with it through college and beyond. If they’re as smart as the study suggests, we’re thinking they’ll ditch the note pads for jobs with better pay, reasonable hours, more respect (any respect?), a sliver of job security …
- Ron Matus, state education reporter