Skip to main content

Culture

Community

Maker Moment

February 22, 2019

Last year, Izzy Goldstein, 12, learned in science class that we can reduce air pollution by using natural energy sources, such as wind and solar power, instead of gasoline. This made her wonder what she and her schoolmates could do…

Audio
Spanish
Alternative Reading Levels

United States

Scout Me In!

February 22, 2019

The Boy Scouts have been teaching leadership skills to kids for more than a hundred years. Now, the Boy Scouts are opening up to girls. On February 1, the first group of girls, ages 11 to 17, joined a new…

Arts

On Point

February 22, 2019

Jenelle Henry started ballet classes when she was 3. When she was around 10, her teachers said she could begin to train en pointe. This meant she would learn to dance on the tips of her toes. Jenelle bought…

Video
Alternative Reading Levels

Arts

Music in Motion

December 14, 2018

Many people who are deaf or hard of hearing love attending concerts. But because they may have total or partial hearing loss, they need help getting the full experience. This is where sign language concert interpreters come in. Signing is…

Alternative Reading Levels

History

Reclaiming the Past

November 9, 2018

Note: This article may be sensitive to Hopi people. The Native American exhibit at the Ethnological Museum in Berlin, Germany, has hundreds of items on display, including clay pots and woven baskets. Many of the artifacts come from the Chugach…

Audio
Spanish
Alternative Reading Levels

Community

A Promising Start

October 19, 2018

Teachers at a new public school in Akron, Ohio, welcomed students on opening day with applause, high fives, and big smiles. But perhaps no one had a bigger grin than basketball great and hometown hero LeBron James. “This is a…

Alternative Reading Levels

Arts

Going, Going, Gone

October 19, 2018

Nothing seemed unusual at an October 5 art auction at Sotheby’s in London, England. Then the unthinkable happened. A work by Banksy—a famous British street artist whose identity is a mystery—had just been sold to an anonymous buyer for nearly…

Video

Arts

Bridging the Arts Gap

June 14, 2018

Jayden Hairston was frustrated. More than anything in the world, he wanted to learn how to sing. His elementary school in Yonkers—just north of New York City—didn’t offer the music instruction he needed. So he begged his parents to sign…

Time Off

Liar, Liar

April 27, 2018

Can you tell when someone is lying? Pants on Fire is a new podcast game show by Gen-Z Media that puts listeners’ truth-detecting skills to the test. In each episode, kid contestants are asked to decide which of two “experts”…

Arts

Pictures of 2016

December 16, 2016

Take a look at the year’s biggest events and newsmakers. So much can happen in 366 days. A leap year, 2016 was filled with moments of joy, hope, triumph, disappointment, and tragedy. Athletes thrilled us with their impressive skills and…

Video