Set your DVRs. The “Nick News” episode featuring Marsh Middle School is set to air at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 18 on Nickelodeon. The show asks the question, “If a school is broken, can the kids fix it?” and illustrates ways that students are taking it upon themselves to improve their schools amid state and local budget cuts.

Marsh’s new library is a prime example, so no wonder Nickelodeon chose to include our neighborhood school in its broadcast. Read our March feature story about how the students, with help from a visionary librarian and community support, turned their aging, unused library into an active hub for learning.

Although “Nick News” is geared toward kids, it should be an interesting episode for all of us. Other stories include one about students in rural California who could no longer ride the school bus. Another story in Chicago follows a group of students who fought to keep their school orchestra.


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