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It's Cool to be Kind

October 18, 2019

On August 30, fans of college sports teams celebrated College Colors Day. A fourth grader at Florida’s Altamonte Elementary School wanted to show support for his favorite team, the University of Tennessee (U.T.) Volunteers. But he didn’t have one of…



Path Toward Peace

October 18, 2019

On October 11, the Nobel Peace Prize for 2019 was awarded to Abiy Ahmed Ali. He is prime minister of Ethiopia, a country in Africa. Norwegian Nobel Committee leader Berit Reiss-Andersen praised Abiy’s “efforts to achieve peace and. . .…

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Explore with Your Ears

September 4, 2019

How does a new ingredient stop ice cream from melting? How should you talk to a dog? Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas explore the answers to these and other questions on Wow in the World. It’s a science and technology…


Learning with Legos

August 29, 2019

For more than 60 years, Lego bricks have sparked children’s imaginations. Now, a new version of these toys is in the works. They’re Lego Braille Bricks, and they’re being tested around the world. Lego Braille Bricks are designed to help…


Meet the STEM Queen

June 26, 2019

Jacqueline Means, 16, is known as the STEM Queen. She is the founder of the Wilmington Urban STEM Initiative, in Wilmington, Delaware. The organization promotes STEM to underprivileged girls in Wilmington. Means spoke with TFK Kid Reporter Tiana Sirmans, also…


Skyscraper Games

June 20, 2019

On June 10, at 8 p.m., more than a hundred people were gathered in a tent in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They were there to play video games. But they wouldn’t be playing on any ordinary gaming system. Instead, they were gearing…



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…


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…