PBS Newshour

Lee Hochberg/PBS Newshour: Impact on Schoolchildren


Lee Hochberg, northwest correspondent for the Newshour on PBS, produced an in-depth story on access to education for homeless children for the Oct. 4, 2010 Newshour. In "Increase in Homeless Pupils Poses Unique Challenges for Public Schools," Lee investigated whether school districts in Western Washington comply with the federal McKinney-Vento law, which guarantees educational rights to children who are homeless.

In the best journalistic tradition, Lee's report contributed to policy changes in a local school district.

Lee confers with research assistant Carolyn Huynh during a break. 
Photos by Chris Jospeh Taylor, Seattle University