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8 Questions for Sonia Sotomayor

September 21, 2018

Sonia Sotomayor is the first Latina U.S. Supreme Court justice. She spoke to TFK’s Kio Herrera about her childhood, her career, and her new book. 1. What inspired you to write The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor? I wanted to…


Bye to Bullying

September 21, 2018

Stomp Out Bullying kick-starts National Bullying Prevention Month in October. This year, the group has declared October 1 World Day of Bullying Prevention. On this day, schools around the world unite to end bullying. Students and teachers wear blue to…

Media Literacy

Making Sense of the Media

August 31, 2018

Students at Capital Preparatory Magnet School, in Hartford, Connecticut, are watching a video of a basketball drill. “Keep track of how many passes the players dressed in white make,” Marcus Stallworth, a media-literacy educator, tells them. Many of the kids…


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In Memory

August 31, 2018

The flag atop the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, D.C., flew at half-mast last week in honor of Senator John McCain, of Arizona. McCain died on Saturday, August 25, after being diagnosed with brain cancer a year ago. He was 81. …

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Lin-Manuel Miranda

July 26, 2018

Lin-Manuel Miranda is a writer, singer, composer, songwriter, rapper and actor, best known for creating and starring in the Broadway musicals In the Heights and Hamilton. Lin-Manuel Miranda was born on January 16, 1980, in New York City. He was…



Refugee Numbers at Record High

June 20, 2018

The world stands with refugees. That is the message of World Refugee Day. The day was established by the United Nations in 2016. It takes place each year on June 20. On June 19, the United Nations Refugee Agency…

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Sonia Sotomayor

June 12, 2018

Sonia Sotomayor (June 25, 1954—present) made history when she became the first Hispanic U.S. Supreme Court justice. She assumed the role on August 8, 2009. Sonia Sotomayor was born in the Bronx, a borough of New York City. Her…



Live from Kakuma

June 7, 2018

A tent is up. The stage is set. Speakers have polished their presentations. It’s all part of the preparation for TEDxKakumaCamp, which takes place Saturday, June 9, in a schoolyard at Kakuma refugee camp, in Kenya. The conference is the…


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Hanging Up Her Helmet

May 25, 2018

Race-car driver Danica Patrick is a legend. In 2008, she became the first woman to win an IndyCar race. Now she’s retiring from the track. Patrick’s last race will be at the Indianapolis 500 on Memorial Day 2018. During Patrick’s…

Prince Harry Marries Meghan Markle


The Royal Wedding

May 21, 2018

Millions of people around the world watched the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19. The ceremony was held at St. George’s Chapel, at Windsor Castle, in Windsor, England. Markle made headlines when she walked down the…