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Stephanie Kraus

Stephanie Kraus is a Producer at TIME for Kids. She joined the staff in 2011. She studied communications and journalism at the University of Delaware. For TFK, Steph covered the 2016 Democratic and Republican National Conventions, the 2017 presidential Inauguration, and the Women’s March on Washington. In 2016, she wrote her first book about Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of Hamilton. In her free time she enjoys photography and videography.

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 1, 2020

Martin Luther King Jr. is considered one of history’s greatest activists. His leadership helped end segregation during the civil rights movement. When Martin Luther King Jr. was born, his parents, Michael and Alberta, gave him a different name from the…


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Alexander Hamilton

August 1, 2018

Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 or 1757—July 12, 1804) is one of America’s most influential Founding Fathers. In his short life, he served as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention, was the first U.S. secretary of the treasury, and established…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda

July 26, 2018

Lin-Manuel Miranda is a writer, singer, composer, songwriter, rapper, and an actor. He is best known for creating and starring in the Broadway musicals In the Heights and Hamilton. Lin-Manuel Miranda was born on January 16, 1980, in New…



Game Changer

October 30, 2017

Chris Aviles runs an Innovation Lab at Knollwood School. The Innovation Lab is for fifth graders. The school is located in Fair Haven, New Jersey. Students in the class have three options. They can create and edit videos. They can…


Virtual Learning

September 25, 2017

Imagine flying through space, diving deep under the sea, and traveling the world. With virtual reality (VR), students don’t need to imagine it. They can experience it without leaving their classroom. Google is creating VR for students. It launched Google…



Irma's Wrath

September 20, 2017

Millions of people are recovering from Hurricane Irma. The storm slammed several Caribbean islands. It also hit the southern coast of the U.S. Irma made landfall on the island of Barbuda on September 6. Then it moved north and west. …


TFK Explains: North Korea

September 12, 2017

North Korea has been in the news lately. The country’s leader has been testing weapons. Here’s what you need to know about what’s happening. North Korea recently tested weapons. Why? North Korea has one of the world’s largest armies. The…

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Working for Women

March 3, 2017

In New York City's Central Park, 22 statues honor men. Four statues show fictional females. One is of Mother Goose. Another is of Alice from the book Alice in Wonderland. Pam Elam wants to honor real women. Elam started the…


Over the River

November 6, 2015

A bridge is taking shape over the Hudson River. The New NY Bridge, as it is being called for now, will replace the Malcolm Wilson Tappan Zee. The three-mile-long Tappan Zee was built in 1955 and connects Nyack, New York,…