The Daily Sentinel: Budding journalists start their own paper at school

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ERIN McINTYRE

Within these pages, readers can learn about why New Emerson STEAM Elementary School will have Mondays off instead of Fridays next year, what plans are in the works for the space vacated by the math and science center that used to be next door, and what fifth-grade teacher Ms. Aubrey will be doing in her new position, among other newsworthy tidbits.

This isn’t a parent newsletter. The principal didn’t write it. The bylines on these stories are from the students themselves — and they’re 9, 10 and 11 years old.

The New Emerson Post published its inaugural issue this month, and it appears to be one of the only student newspapers produced at the elementary school level in the U.S.

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