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November 3 Live Election Event: Kid Reporters Recap Campaign 2008

El08_flash_110308krevent On Monday, November 3 at 12:00 – 1 p.m. ET., talk to Scholastic News Kid Reporters live as they recap their experiences on the Presidential campaign trail from the primaries to Election Day. Submit your questions now -- the panel of Scholastic Kid Reporters will answer as many of your questions as possible.

For the past 15 months, the Scholastic Kids Press Corps has been filing reports from the presidential campaign trail for Scholastic News Online® and classroom magazines including Scholastic News® and Junior Scholastic®.  On the eve of the election, Kid Reporters will recap this historic year and their first-person experiences on the campaign trail during the live webcast.

Scholastic News Kid Reporters have filed close to 200 news stories about the election and have live blogged from the conventions and the debates.  More than 80 student reporters from Oregon to Florida and points in between have covered campaign events, rallies, town halls, primaries, caucuses, forums, conventions and debates of Democratic and Republican contenders, bringing campaign 2008 to their peers in classrooms across the country.

Eight of the Scholastic Kid Reporters will be a part of a panel at Scholastic’s New York City headquarters and will appear via live webcast on Monday, November 3rd at 12:00pm ET. 

Joining us live at New York City headquarters will be:

Aaron Broder from Tennessee and Mariam El Hasan from California will join via telephone.

“Our young reporters cover the election from their unique and fresh perspectives, which helps millions of kids understand the relevance of current events and the election to their own lives,” said Suzanne Freeman, Executive Editor of Scholastic News Online and head of the Scholastic Kids Press Corps.

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