A growing body of research clearly shows the benefits of journalism in middle and high schools.

Why Journalism Matters: Study by Jack Dvorak/NAA

Principal’s Guide to Scholastic Journalism, Quill and Scroll

Fault Lines in Our Democracy, a May 2012 report by the Princeton, N.J.-based Educational Testing Service concludes students need more hands-on participation in civic activities.

High School Journalism and the Making of Young Citizens (Journalism, May 2011) found “that participation in the culture of high school journalism can provide young people with opportunities to develop the skills and experiences necessary for civic engagement, including the experience of collective decision-making.”