KID REPORTERS’ NOTEBOOK

Christina prepares to talk with a local news anchor in New York City  about the upcoming mayoral election.

New York City Expands Early Education

Christina Lilavois

November 2nd, 2017

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has expanded preschool education for the city’s children, but much work needs to be done.

Nolan at the Goodyear hangar in Mogadore, Ohio

An Aerial View

Nolan Pastore

November 1st, 2017

Our Kid Reporter visits a Goodyear hangar in Ohio to learn more about the company’s famous blimps. 

Ethan Olaes  and Max at the Alleluia Ball

A Young Musical Talent Overcomes Obstacles

Maxwell Surprenant

November 1st, 2017

Ethan Olaes, 17, struggles to express his thoughts and feelings. But when he sits down at the piano, he finds his voice.

Directors Stevie Wermers-Skelton & Kevin Deters

Olaf’s Frozen Adventure

Jeremy Hsiao

November 1st, 2017

A Christmas-themed animated short will accompany Coco, the upcoming movie from Pixar.

Molly Purcell, a former student at Fortismere School in North London, is not required to wear a school uniform.

Should Schools Require Uniforms?

Benedek Payne

November 1st, 2017

Our Kid Reporter looks at the pros and cons of a longstanding tradition in the United Kingdom. 

Nolan and Chef Baity at the Extreme Pumpkin Carving Event. Hartville Marketplace, Hartville Ohio (photo by Mary Pastore)

Carving It Up in the Kitchen

Nolan Pastore

October 31st, 2017

A chef who overcame many obstacles as a kid takes pumpkin carving to a new level.

One of the 13,000+ physical samples housed in the Lamont Deep Sea Sample Repository at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Photo by Kkostel

Learning More About the Climate

Sunaya DasGupta...

October 31st, 2017

An open house at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory helps kids understand more about the planet and our changing climate.

Aliana Arzola-Piñero delivers supplies in San Juan

A Teen’s Experience in Puerto Rico

Owen P. W. Osborne

October 30th, 2017

After a devastating hurricane, a 13-year-old girl and her family are coping with the many challenges their community faces.

Ryan with the Las Vegas based band Imagine Dragons

Imagine Dragons on Tour

Ryan Stoltz

October 30th, 2017

The award-winning pop rock band shares a message of hope with their music.

A Town Hall With the New York City Mayor

Amelia Poor

October 27th, 2017

Bill de Blasio is running for a second term as mayor of New York City. If he wins on November 7, will he have controversial statues and monuments removed?

A Warm Welcome for Baby Snow Leopards

Ben Jorgensen

October 24th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter meets twin cubs at the Los Angeles Zoo in California.

Our Story Begins

Maxwell Surprenant

October 24th, 2017

A new book spotlights the work of children’s book authors when they were kids.

Esther with the Saint Louis Junior Derby team

Hitting the Rink With Flair

Esther Appelstein

October 23rd, 2017

The St. Louis Junior Derby allows kids to enjoy the fun of competition without a lot of the pressure.

Manat Kaur in the sprinkle pool.

Sharing a Love of Ice Cream

Manat Kaur

October 23rd, 2017

The founder of a unique pop-up museum realizes her dream of bringing people together to celebrate ice cream.

Ryan with Becca Paragi and Tammy Block

Making Dreams Come True

Ryan Stoltz

October 23rd, 2017

The Make-a-Wish Foundation brings joy to children who are battling serious illnesses.

Helen at the Royal Melbourne Show All Breeds Dog Championships, photo courtesy of the author

How to Be the Top Dog

Helen Hong

October 20th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter goes behind the scenes at the Royal Melbourne Show, Australia’s most prestigious dog competition.

Wonderstruck Hits the Big Screen

Adedayo Perkovich

October 19th, 2017

The new movie based on Brian Selznick’s novel finds magic in storytelling.

Caroline in the Senate before the session

Wanted: More Women in Political Roles

Caroline Tracy

October 16th, 2017

In Maine, women in the State Senate are eager to see today’s generation of girls become tomorrow’s leaders.

Lara with Julia Keleher, Puerto Rico's Secretary of Education

Hurricane Maria: A First-Person Account

Suzanne McCabe

October 11th, 2017

A former Kid Reporter describes how the Category 5 storm affected her and the island of Puerto Rico.

Lessons at Sea

Lilian Jochmann

October 10th, 2017

The replica of a 19th-century cargo schooner in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, serves as a “floating classroom.” 

Cirque performer Justin Sullivan with Alex

Access To Safe Water “One Drop” At A Time

Alexander Wong

October 10th, 2017

Find out what the world’s largest theater production company is doing to help solve the global water crisis. 

Sleeping With the Wolves

Ava Park-Matt

October 4th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter and her family spend the night at the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, New York.

Annika on the 70th floor of the US Bank Tower

A Slide Like No Other

Annika Petras

October 3rd, 2017

Our Kid Reporter takes a ride on a unique Los Angeles attraction. 

Helen Hong with vet, Claire Madden from Healesville Sanctuary, photo courtesy of the author

An Injured Koala Gets a Second Chance

Helen Hong

October 3rd, 2017

In Australia, veterinarians at Healesville Sanctuary have been caring for a special koala named Tony.

Scholastic Kid Reporter Roopkatha Roy in front of a  workshop at Kumartuli

Artisans in India Struggle to Gain Recognition

Roopkatha Roy

September 29th, 2017

A visit with traditional artisans in Kolkata, India, whose talents are often overlooked

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