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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…


Digital Detectives

January 11, 2019

Would you believe that Mount Rushmore, in landlocked South Dakota, is underwater? You shouldn’t. The image above is a fake. Such images often appear on social media. In August 2017, while Texas was being rocked by Hurricane Harvey, an…


8 Questions for Francesca Di Cristofano

December 6, 2018

When a local newspaper in Pelham, New York, shut down in the spring of 2018, a group of student journalists started their own news site, Pelham Examiner. TFK’s Brian S. McGrath spoke with the managing editor, high school senior Francesca…


Making a Magazine

December 5, 2018

Take a close look at this page. The words you’re reading were written by a writer and revised by editors. Photographers shot the photos you see, and a designer arranged them on the page. A lot goes into producing a…

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Visiting Day

December 5, 2018

FOLSOM, California — Most kids are sound asleep at 2:45 in the morning, but on a Saturday this past summer, two sisters were up way past their bedtime. They were waiting for a bus. When it pulled up outside Saint…


Show Respect, Model Kindness

November 2, 2018

Understanding and inclusion start with you. TFK talked with CARYL M. STERN, president and CEO of UNICEF U.S.A. and coauthor of a book called Hate Hurts. Here’s her advice on how to handle hurtful comments and find common ground. Be…


Share Your Feelings

November 2, 2018

If something in the news makes you feel worried or upset, what should you do? TFK asked an expert, DR. HAROLD KOPLEWICZ, president of the Child Mind Institute. Here, he offers some advice. I hear people talking about the news.…

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8 Questions for Nate Silver

October 26, 2018

Nate Silver is a statistician and writer. He founded the website FiveThirtyEight, where he analyzes polls to predict election outcomes. TFK Kid Reporter Josh Lee spoke with Silver about what the polls can tell us about the upcoming midterm elections.…


Safe in School

September 27, 2018

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh — Just as the last little kid walks single-file out the door, about 30 very eager 7- to 10-year-olds burst in to take their place. Quickly, they claim spots around the perimeter of the lively one-room Golap…


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8 Questions for Mandy Manning

September 26, 2018

Mandy Manning teaches immigrant and refugee children in Spokane, Washington. She is the 2018 National Teacher of the Year. TFK’s Lina Mai spoke with her about Manning’s goals as an educator and the potential she sees in every student. 1.…