The East Rock Record is a school newspaper produced by 30 student reporters in grades 3–8 at East Rock Community Magnet School. Students work with Yale student mentors to brainstorm, prepare, and write stories of interest to the school community. For each issue, the newspaper holds “press conferences” with prominent community members who meet with students and answer their queries. Past guests have included Mayor Toni Harp and Senator Gary Winfield. Each spring, students travel to the state capitol to meet and interview lawmakers and visit with the state’s political reporters in the CT Mirror pressroom. Two editions of the newspaper are published each academic year, with 3,200 copies printed and distributed throughout New Haven.
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