Making It Work, Part 1

How are schools around the country telling the story of the year? Check out this series as we highlight the incredible work yearbook staffs are doing under unusual circumstances. Yearbook staffs have had to find new ways to cover what's happening at their school, and they've done an incredible job so far!

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May 27, 2009 / Spring 2009 / Teaching Moments

Every year, yearbook advisers everywhere give the usual lecture about why yearbooks are important. We stress the historical aspect of our task, remind students that they are creating the memories that we will all look back on in 20 years and how important it is to freeze the year in picture and words.

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September 28, 2008 / Fall 2008 / Staff Management

When looking at budget cuts, you might wonder what local school board would cut the “Critical Thinking in Today’s World” class.

But yearbook and newspaper teachers and advisers know that when schools consider dropping the journalism program, that is exactly what they are doing — cutting a program that teaches critical thinking, leadership and time management, among other adult skills.

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