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One Week Left!

June 13, 2022

The deadline for entering the TFK Kid Reporter Contest is just one week away. TFK editors will choose 10 talented students as TFK Kid Reporters for the 2022–2023 school year. Would you like to report for our magazines and website?…

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TFK Press Club

What's Your Summer Song?

June 10, 2022

Junior Journalist, get out your headphones! This TFK Press Club mission is all about music. Mission 12: What's Your Summer Song? Each year, music journalists try to predict what the song of the summer will be. This is the catchy…

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Contest Countdown

June 8, 2022

There are less than two weeks left to enter the TFK Kid Reporter Contest for a chance to report for our magazines and website. TFK editors will choose 10 talented students as TFK Kid Reporters for the 2022–2023 school year.…

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History

A Big Celebration

June 8, 2022

This weekend, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Platinum Jubilee. That means she has been queen for 70 years. She and her 4-year-old great-grandson, Prince Louis of Cambridge, watched a noisy flyby of jets. They formed a 70 in the…

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The Comeback Kid

June 6, 2022

Harini Logan, 14, is the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion. On June 2, Harini bested Vikram Raju, 12, during the 90-second lightning round. She spelled 22 words correctly. The winning word was moorhen. That’s a kind of bird. The…

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World

Wire Walker

June 3, 2022

Nathan Paulin walked nearly a mile and a half on a tightrope in France on May 24. He set a new world record for the farthest tightrope walk. The cable was suspended from a crane to the island to Mont-Saint-Michel,…

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History

New Egyptian Discoveries

June 1, 2022

Archaeologists in Egypt announced on May 30 that they recently discovered 250 sarcophagi. A sarcophagus is a coffin, often made of stone. These are about 2,500 years old, and contain well-preserved mummies. The painted sarcophagi will be displayed at the…

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The History of Memorial Day

May 27, 2022

This story was originally published on May 25, 2018. It was updated on May 27, 2022. Technically, summer doesn’t start until June 20. But many people consider Memorial Day to be the unofficial start of the season. This year, we…

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TFK Goes to an All-Girls Chess Championship

May 25, 2022

The KCF All-Girls National Chess Championship took place April 22 to 24 in Chicago, Illinois. This contest has been running for 17 years. This year, it attracted about 400 competitors from all over the United States. The championship has six…

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Time Off

Dinosaurs Come Alive

May 23, 2022

A new Apple TV+ series is hitting screens today. Prehistoric Planet reveals fascinating facts about Cretaceous-era dinosaurs. The creatures roamed this planet 66 million years ago. The series is narrated by David Attenborough. It brings the era of the dinosaurs…

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Walk On, Baby!

May 20, 2022

This baby giraffe wears braces to fix a problem with her legs. Her name is Msituni. She lives at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, in California. Msituni was born on February 1. She wore the braces for 39 days.…

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Moonglow

May 18, 2022

A total lunar eclipse occurred on May 16. A lunar eclipse happens when the moon passes into Earth’s shadow. It takes on a red and orange glow. Here, the eclipse…

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Going Electric

May 16, 2022

New Zealand’s government has a new plan. It was announced on May 16. The goal is to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. The government will pay New Zealanders to switch from gas-powered cars to hybrid or electric cars. This is part of…

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TFK Press Club

What Do You Notice?

May 13, 2022

A big part of being a journalist is being observant. What’s going on in the world around you, Junior Journalist? Mission 11: What Do You Notice? Have you ever said “Whoa!” as you watched a hawk soar through the sky…

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World

Down to Earth

May 11, 2022

Attendees of the Barcelona International Comics Fair, in Spain, dress up as characters from the Star Wars movies, on May 7.

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World

A Surprise Visit

May 9, 2022

On Mother’s Day, First Lady Jill Biden made a surprise visit to Ukraine. She met with that country’s First Lady, Olena Zelenska. The visit was meant to show United States support for Ukraine during the Russian invasion. The First Ladies…

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Spreading Joy

April 22, 2022

“Believe in yourself.” “It’s okay to be different.” “If you’re feeling up high and unbalanced, think of groundhogs.” These are encouraging messages. Callers may hear them on the PepToc Hotline. It’s part of a public art project. It was created…

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Media Literacy

TIME for Kids Explains Podcast

April 22, 2022

In this week's cover story interview, TFK Kid Reporter Ronak Bhatt talks to TIME for Kids executive editor Jaime Joyce. They discuss "Spreading Joy," a story about the public art project created by students in California, called PepToc. It includes…

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New Spending Rule

April 22, 2022

The White House issued a measure on April 8. It has to do with infrastructure. That means things like roads, bridges, and high-speed Internet. Society needs them in order to function smoothly. The measure requires new infrastructure projects to purchase…

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