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Refugee Report

June 19, 2019

By the end of 2018, nearly 71 million people around the world had been displaced by war, persecution, and other violence. That’s according to the United Nations Refugee Agency’s annual “Global Trends” report. It was released today. That number includes…

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Meet the 2019 National Teacher of the Year

June 10, 2019

Rodney Robinson will tell you his students are no different from any other students. (“They’re just goofy teenagers.”) He’ll tell you his classroom is no different from any other classroom. (It’s decorated with motivational quotes and colorful college banners.) But…

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Graduation Surprise

May 20, 2019

Most speakers at graduation ceremonies offer words of wisdom. But at Morehouse College’s graduation ceremony on Sunday, Robert F. Smith had even more to give. “We’re gonna put a little fuel in your bus,” the billionaire technology investor told graduates…

World

It's a Boy!

May 7, 2019

On May 6, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, welcomed their first child into the world. The royal baby, a boy, was born just after dawn, at 5:26 a.m. He’s a healthy seven pounds, three ounces. At press…

Environment

Diving In

April 9, 2019

Growing up near a beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Daniel Botelho felt pulled by the sea. As a boy, he loved underwater diving. He also loved taking pictures of turtles. Twelve years ago, Botelho combined these two passions as…

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Proud to Be Purple

March 22, 2019

Last summer, 16-year-old Alaysia Thomas went to sleepaway camp for the first time. She enjoyed canoeing, horseback riding, and other outdoor activities. But her favorite part was “just coming back to the little cabin and talking to all the girls,”…

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8 Questions for Halima Aden

March 20, 2019

Halima Aden is the world’s first hijab-wearing international runway model. She spoke with TFK Kid Reporter Maria Suarez about being a fashion model, a role model, and an ambassador for UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund. 1. Your story spread…

Arts

8 Questions for Elisabeth Anisimow

March 7, 2019

Twelve-year-old Elisabeth Anisimow started painting as a toddler. Now her work has been seen around the world, including at the International Museum of Children’s Art, in Norway. The California-based artist spoke with TFK’s Kio Herrera about her process and her…

Technology

Share the Screen

February 21, 2019

Anya Kamenetz is the author of The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life. She argues that a healthy life includes limited screen time enjoyed in the company of family and friends. Have…

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8 Questions for Evan Barnard

February 14, 2019

When he was a kid, Evan Barnard, now 19, learned that someone had damaged a Braille nature trail. People who are blind or have low vision use these trails to explore nature. Barnard helped fix the trail. Then he set…