Students tackle big issues in webinar series

Students from Friends Seminary in New York, King’s Academy in Jordan and Thacher School in California recently discussed climate change in the latest News-Decoder webinar examining crucial global issues.

The students presented research they conducted into what’s happening on the ground in Jordan and the United States.

“Green roofs, sea walls, electric cars, new shower heads, solar panels — schools and local authorities are resorting to a vast range of strategies to reduce greenhouse emissions and brace for the potentially devastating effects of climate change,” Indiana University student Joey Bowling wrote in a summary of the hour-long session.

Students at schools in News-Decoder’s network are examining critical international issues in webinars and by contributing to the educational news service’s website.

Earlier this academic year, students at Chadwick International school in South Korea and School Year Abroad China in Beijing discussed tensions in the South China Sea in a broadcast moderated by former Reuters Editor-in-Chief David Schlesinger.

On January 17, students at Herlufsholm School in Denmark and Middlesex School in the United States will look at the effects of globalization in those two countries and China’s crucial role in the international economy.

In addition to participating in the webinars, students have contributed multi-media content to News-Decoder’s website, offering articles and photos focusing on the effects of climate change and efforts to combat global warming.

In coming months, student-led webinars will examine nationalism, Africa, the future of democracy and human rights.

To sign up for webinars or to view past sessions, visit our webinar page. You need to be logged into News-Decoder to view the page; if you have forgotten your password, you can create a new one using your school email address as your user name and going to

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Students tackle big issues in webinar series