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TFK Explains: The Jackson Water Crisis

September 23, 2022

On September 15, residents of Jackson, Mississippi, were told that the city’s tap water was once again safe to drink. For nearly seven weeks, they’d had to boil it before using it. Here’s what to know about the crisis. Why…

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Arts

The Art of Work

September 15, 2022

There’s a mural in Winsted, Connecticut, that’s five stories tall and 120 feet long. Artist Ellen Griesedieck came up with the idea in 1999. She created the mural with help from thousands of students all over the country. More than…

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United States

The Kid Report: Filling a Need

August 25, 2022

Refrigerators stocked with free food have been popping up on street corners all over the United States. Their purpose is to help people struggling with food insecurity. You can read about these fridges in “Filling a Need,” in this week’s…

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Community

Help Wanted: Lifeguard

June 27, 2022

This summer, the nation is facing a lifeguard shortage. Many pools are struggling to stay open. The shortage affects one-third of pools in the United States. That’s according to the American Lifeguard Association. The group expects half of all U.S.…

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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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Community

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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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 a few of the encouraging messages and words of wisdom callers hear when they dial the PepToc Hotline. It’s part…

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Community

Be a TFK Kid Reporter

April 22, 2022

Do you dream of being a reporter? 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. To…

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World

TFK Kid Report: A Symbol of Peace

April 22, 2022

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, people around the world are displaying sunflowers to show their support for Ukraine. You can read about how sunflowers became associated with the country in “A Symbol of Peace,” in this week’s issue…

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Business

Books and Beyond

April 15, 2022

On March 14, 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic forced 57th Street Books, in Chicago, Illinois, to close its doors. The store wouldn’t reopen for nearly a year and a half. During that time, director Jeff Deutsch was worried. Customers couldn’t come…

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