The tiny room in the corner of the library in Forest Hills Elementary School goes silent every day at 7:50 a.m.
At that point, a roomful of fourth- and fifth-graders go into action. One girl swivels a camera sitting on a tripod. Two others crouch by small laptops serving as teleprompters. A boy holds up a cardboard sign that reads “Eyes on me,” making his own wide to call attention to the note.
Sitting in front of a green curtain, fifth-grade broadcasters Ciara Copeling and Isabella Zumbro lean into their microphones. It’s time for the school’s morning television show.