Sharing Stories with “People”

Finding a home for stories in The New York Times, Washington Post and PBS NewsHour is an important part of public policy-focused communications. But sometimes clients benefit from media outreach that informs Americans in unique and interesting ways. Such is the case for our client Remake Learning, a network of over 1,200 educators and innovators across 10 counties in Greater Pittsburgh and West Virginia who are committed to helping public education become more collaborative, creative, equitable, inclusive, and just.

We secured coverage of one of its Moonshot Grants in People magazine. The popular print publication featured the Butler Area School District and the grant it received for Growing a Green Future.

This intra-district initiative is bringing together a rural elementary school’s agricultural curriculum and production abilities with an urban school’s community store and resource hub to create a system for growing, distributing, and selling fresh, local produce while engaging students from both schools in agriculture, entrepreneurship, and other STEAM-based learning. Community Advisory Boards also are guiding and contributing to planning and related projects at each school.

People’s positive coverage has heightened national awareness and appreciation of this innovative effort.