In this video profile, Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School educators, students, and partners explain how the school has implemented a robust news literacy program, designed to help students learn to thoughtfully examine the many sources of information around them. As one educator puts it, this program “is the way in which [students are] empowered to interrogate the news and, know that they have an informed, accurate understanding.”
Read the accompanying video Reflection Guide to help prompt further ideas for your school or district context.
Read a transcript of the Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School video.
Read Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School’s 2020 National Blue Ribbon School application.
Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School
Mr. James Murray, Principal at time of Nomination
50 Kennedy Drive
Plainview, NY, 11803-4030
|Student Demographics 2020|
|Number of students grades 9-12||1542|
|Students eligible for subsidized meals||11%|
|Students receiving special ed services||15%|
|African American students||.2%|
|Hispanic or Latino students||5.4%|
|Two or More Races||.4%|
|Student mobility rate||1%|