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Protecting the Public

March 12, 2020

As the new coronavirus travels around the world, communities are taking steps to stop its spread. The new virus was first identified in China, in December. Experts believe that’s where it first moved from animals to people. Since then, the…

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Schools Respond

March 12, 2020

As of March 12, almost 377 million students around the world were out of school because of COVID-19. That’s according to the United Nations (U.N.). Schools have closed because of health emergencies before, the U.N. points out. But it says…

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A Look at the Economy

March 12, 2020

Because of the COVID-19 health emergency, people are being more cautious. “They don’t want to gather in groups where they may be in contact with somebody who has the virus” that causes it, financial expert Jean Chatzky told TIME for…

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Going Cashless

March 12, 2020

Picture this: After saving up your allowance, you finally have enough money to buy that toy, game, or piece of clothing you’ve been dreaming of. You go to the store and find the item. But when you get to the…

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Talk to Me

March 12, 2020

Before journalists write a story, they gather facts and details. One way they do this is with interviews. Step one of conducting a successful interview? Research. “You don’t want to arrive at your interview clueless,” TFK Kid Reporter Zara Wierzbowski…

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Build It!

March 11, 2020

Grab your hammer and your imagination and head to Shop Class. The new Disney+ series follows young builders as they compete to become Shop Class Champs. In each episode, teams of two kids team up with a teacher to build…

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Mischief Maker

March 11, 2020

In Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet, Omar and his family move to a new place. He must adjust to a new school, new classmates, and a terrible next-door neighbor. He also has to deal with a school bully. To cope,…

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Safe Travels

March 6, 2020

Patty Garvey-Darda loves pikas, which are small mammals related to rabbits. “I think they are about the cutest animals alive,” she told TIME for Kids. Garvey-Darda is a wildlife biologist with the United States Forest Service. She wants to protect…

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Banned Bags

March 6, 2020

A ban on single-use plastic bags went into effect in New York State on March 1. New York is one of several states to forbid stores from handing out plastic bags at checkout. California was the first. Many cities and…

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Celebrating Kids

March 6, 2020

On February 24, TIME for Kids and Nickelodeon announced the first-ever Kid of the Year television special. The hour-long show will air on Nickelodeon and CBS in December. It will feature five outstanding young leaders who are making a positive…

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An Ancient Craft

March 5, 2020

In the state of Oaxaca (wa- ha -ka), Mexico, you’ll find the vibrant town of San Martín Tilcajete. The town is rooted in its ancient Zapotec culture. The Zapotec people have been living in the area for thousands of years.…

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8 Questions for Jason Reynolds

March 5, 2020

Author Jason Reynolds was recently named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress. He spoke with TFK Kid Reporter Jack Doane. 1. What’s your goal as National Ambassador? My goal is to visit small towns and…

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Spellbound

March 4, 2020

In Onward, brothers Ian and Barley Lightfoot use magic to try to bring back their dad, who died when they were young. But their first attempt at the spell brings back only half of him—his legs and feet. Perplexed, the…

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A New View of the Frontier

March 4, 2020

It’s 1880, and 14-year-old Hanna is beginning a new life with her father in the small town of LaForge, in the Dakota Territory. But the townspeople are not happy with their arrival. Hanna is half Asian, and the locals reject…

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Future Food

February 21, 2020

In March 2017, about 25 people were invited to a kitchen in San Francisco, California, for a tasting event. On the menu? Fried chicken. “This is some of the best fried chicken I’ve had,” one guest said. The compliment was…

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All-Star Face-Off

February 21, 2020

Basketball’s biggest stars came together in Chicago, Illinois, on February 16 for the NBA All-Star Game. The competition has been played every year since 1951. Teams are made up of the NBA’s top players. This year, Team LeBron played Team…

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Two Rare Sea Dragons

February 21, 2020

Birch Aquarium, in San Diego, California, announced two new members of its aquatic family on February 13. It has hatched a pair of weedy sea dragons. The aquarium is part of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Though less than one…

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Cyber School

February 21, 2020

A United States Coast Guard facility was attacked in 2019. Its monitoring systems, cameras, and doors all stopped working. The facility shut down for 30 hours. The source of the attack? An employee had opened an email and clicked the…

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