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Top students prepare for summer internships

By Karen T. Braeckel
HSPA Foundation

We recently heard an editor say, “Wait! Let me do a dance on my desk.”

A personal celebration of spring?

No. She just got word that one of the 10 talented Eugene S. Pulliam interns would join her staff this summer.

The 2015 class came from 55 applicants attending 20 colleges and will serve internships at HSPA-member newspapers.

To qualify, each student must either reside in Indiana or attend an Indiana college or university and have at least one semester of coursework remaining. (The committee reviewed 35 completed and eligible applications.)

The females outnumbered the males again this year six to four. At least half of the interns – both male and female – have extensive experience in sports reporting and editing. Read more »

Use the News in the Classroom: March 30-April 3, 2015

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The lesson ideas include Common Core Standards for reading informational text, plus standards for science, math and writing.

Click here to access this week's lessons and a downloadable activity sheet.

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megaphone-dude-cutoutThe HSPA Foundation offers weekly lesson plans for teachers who use the newspaper in the classroom.

The lesson ideas include Common Core Standards for reading informational text, plus standards for science, math and writing.

Click here to access this week's lessons and a downloadable activity sheet.