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8 Questions for Amanda Gorman

April 27, 2018

In 2017, Amanda Gorman, then 19, was named the first National Youth Poet Laureate. She spoke with TFK’s Brian McGrath about how poetry can give voice to a new generation of leaders. Has poetry always been a part of your…


A Prince is Born

April 27, 2018

Britain’s royal family has a new member. Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, welcomed their third child on April 23. The couple presented the baby to photographers just seven hours after his birth. Prince William said they…

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Standing Strong in Florida

March 14, 2018

Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Florida, returned to class on February 28 after a difficult two weeks away. The school had been closed since February 14, when a shooter there killed 14 students and three adults.…

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An Astronaut’s View

December 9, 2017

Former astronaut Terry Virts has had an unusual view of the world. He piloted the space shuttle Endeavour and spent 200 days on the International Space Station (ISS). While aboard the station, he took three spacewalks, conducted many experiments, and…

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10 Questions for Jessica Watkins

December 8, 2017

In June, 12 people were chosen from more than 18,000 applicants for NASA’s 2017 astronaut candidate class. Jessica Watkins, 29, is the youngest of the 12. She talked to TFK’s Dante A. Ciampaglia. 1. What made you want to become…


Super Business Girl

November 3, 2017

ASIA NEWSON starts each weekday at 5:00 a.m. First, the 14-year-old helps her sister get ready for school. Then she eats breakfast and hops on a school bus in Detroit, Michigan, her hometown. After school, Asia stays for dance or…

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Boy Scouts to Welcome Girls

October 23, 2017

The Boy Scouts of America announced on October 11 that it will admit girls. Starting next year, girls in grades 1 to 5 will be able to join Cub Scout dens. The dens will be separated by gender. Each Cub…


Brain Builder

September 7, 2017

Every month, more than 40 million students from around the world flock to Khan Academy to learn about everything from the Civil War to the Pythagorean Theorem. The education organization, which offers free online courses in hundreds of subjects, will…


Slime Business

April 21, 2017

Nadia Abadzis has been making slime for a few months. "My favorite was a velvety purple color," she says. "It looked really pretty." The sixth grader from Union City, New Jersey, has created glossy slime, clear slime, and fluffy slime.…

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The Syrians Next Door

December 16, 2016

The Tameem family is building a life in Des Moines, Iowa. They are the first Syrian refugees in the state. As the plane descends over farm fields in Des Moines, Iowa, Ghazweh Aljabooli reaches for her daughter Hala, 6.…