The Ashland Park-Robbins Elementary School is giving its students a valuable experience in the television industry. A few years ago after putting a television in every classroom, the school set up its own production studio, KAPR. KAPR stands for Kids of Ashland Park.
The students broadcast their own daily school news to every classroom. The news consists of the weather forecast, school lunch menu, visiting teachers, special activities, and recently included Mark Gangloff, an Olympic swimmer who was visiting the school. Students work in groups of four both behind the scenes and in front of the camera. They do everything from being the news readers to working the controls, lights and the teleprompter. It is a wonderful and enjoyable learning experience.