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On Point

February 14, 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…

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Music in Motion

December 4, 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…

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Reclaiming the Past

November 2, 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…

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A Promising Start

October 12, 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…

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Going, Going, Gone

October 12, 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…

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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…

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Liar, Liar

April 19, 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”…

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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…

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A Cool School

November 4, 2016

For most kids, a typical school day includes lessons in math, science, and English language arts. But for Callista Grant, 11, a typical day might also include instruction in American Indian drumming and dancing. She studies the Ojibwe (oh-jib-way) and Lakota languages,…