SoCal Connected hosts “Under Pressure” Screening with Los Angeles Area High School Students

KCET and L.A. Times’ high school journalism program, High School Insider, hosted a screening of the SoCal Connected episode “Under Pressure,” about college admissions.

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KCET partnered with the L.A. Times’ high school journalism program, High School Insider on Feb 8, 2020, to host a screening of the SoCal Connected episode “Under Pressure,” about the businesses fueling the hyper-competitive college admissions process, and the pressure students are under to succeed.

Thirty students from 12 Los Angeles area high schools convened at Glendale Community College to watch the episode. Following the screening, students broke into small groups and had a spirited conversation with SoCal Connected producers and journalists from the L.A. Times and EdSource. Students shared what resonated and what did not resonate with them in the episode, and asked the journalists at their tables about careers in the field.