From The Blade
Start High School is starting a new student journalism project, with help from The Blade.
The news Web site LifeAtStart.com is set to go live by noon today, with content by students, technical support by Blade staff, and advice by Blade editors. Start journalism teacher Mary Mandley said she lives near the school and loves Start and her neighborhood. She said she hoped LifeAtStart.com will help others learn about the positive things inside the school.
“I want to get the message across that there are really amazing things going on in the community,” Ms. Mandley said.
Blade Managing Editor Dave Murray said the newspaper approached Toledo Public Schools Superintendent Romules Durant with the idea after The Blade’s gang series earlier this year.
“Instead of just reporting on youth crime in the city, we felt The Blade should do something to help,” Mr. Murray said.
TPS officials selected Start as the pilot school.