KID REPORTERS’ NOTEBOOK

A Visit to Prince’s Paisley Park

Ryan Stoltz

April 21st, 2017

On the anniversary of the superstar's death, our Kid Reporter tours the musician’s studio.

Power Rangers for the 21st Century

Ben Jorgensen

April 19th, 2017

The new action film explores teenage friendships.

An example of cursive handwriting

Is Cursive Making a Comeback?

Esther Appelstein

April 19th, 2017

More states are pushing schools to teach cursive writing to kids. Will the trend continue?

Max and Chelsea Clinton holding "It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired, & Get Going" at R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison, CT

It’s Your World: A Conversation With Chelsea Clinton

Maxwell Surprenant

April 16th, 2017

The former “First Daughter” talks about some of the ways that kids can make a positive difference in the world.

Manat with Cody Breeden, a former foster child, and speaker at the gala.

Advocates Make a Difference for Foster Children

Manat Kaur

April 15th, 2017

A fundraiser spotlights volunteers who help society’s most vulnerable children.

Stone with Acton-Boxborough high school students Anna Rychlik and Chantal Raguin

Reducing the Use of Plastic Water Bottles

Stone Shen

April 14th, 2017

Two high school seniors raise awareness about a wasteful practice.

Natalie Hampton's app Sit With Us helps end bullying on school campuses.

A Teen Finds a Unique Way to Thwart Bullying

Anais Singh-Gee

April 5th, 2017

Natalie Hampton, 16, created a lunch-planning app that helps connect students who might otherwise feel alone.

Maxwell with William Crow and Virginia McEnerney

Students Shine at an Art Exhibit in New York City

Maxwell Surprenant

March 28th, 2017

Regional winners of this year’s Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program are honored at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. 

Fishing for Victory

Bridget Li

March 28th, 2017

Anglers from all over the country compete in the annual Bassmaster Classic in Texas.

Sunaya with the Queen Lear Cast

Performing Shakespeare, Post-Apocalyptic Style

Sunaya DasGupta...

March 24th, 2017

Students talk about their love of acting and their unique interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies. 

Honoring a Rock and Roll Pioneer

Esther Appelstein

March 22nd, 2017

Fans of Chuck Berry grieve the loss of a musical genius.

Sunaya with author Malinda Lo

Girl Power! YA Authors Talk Feminism

Sunaya DasGupta...

March 22nd, 2017

Our Kid Reporter talks with YA authors at the NYC Teen Authors Festival.

Evelyn with Chris Colfer at Bexley High School in Columbus, Ohio

A Conversation With Chris Colfer

Evelyn Smits

March 22nd, 2017

Our Kid Reporter talks with the actor, singer, and writer about his best-selling book series. 

Conservationist Jane Goodall, known around the world as “Dr. Jane,” studies chimpanzee behavior in Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania in 1990.

Seeds of Hope

Sadie Kiel

March 22nd, 2017

Jane Goodall encourages kids to help save the planet.

Brandon in front of the original Freedom Rock.

The Freedom Rocks

Brandon Peterson

March 21st, 2017

An Iowa artist creates patriotic paintings on rocks to honor war veterans.

Senator Catherine Cortez Masto and Alexander

Nevada Elects the Nation’s First Latina Senator

Alexander Wong

March 21st, 2017

Our Kid Reporter talks with United States Senator Catherine Cortez Masto about her historic election victory.

Susan Verde and Max strike a yoga pose

Author Susan Verde Teaches Yoga

Maxwell Surprenant

March 21st, 2017

A children’s book author uses yoga to help young people combat stress.

Maxwell with author Kate DiCamillo at An Unlikely Story in Plainville, Massachusetts

Kate DiCamillo Loves Storytelling

Maxwell Surprenant

March 17th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter talks with the award-winning author about her life and work.

Ethan with student volunteer Amalia Tobias

Teens Help Homeless Families

Ethan Zucker

March 16th, 2017

A high school student inspires her peers to help homeless families.

Daliyah gets to sit at Hayden’s desk at the Library of Congress.

An Avid Reader Gets an Early Start

Victoria Feng

March 15th, 2017

Four-year-old Daliyah Arana has already read more than 1,000 books.

Anais with actress Lizzy Greene of Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn

The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards

Anais Singh-Gee

March 13th, 2017

Stars risk getting drenched in slime in order to take home an orange blimp. 

Writing Is a Superpower

Maxwell Surprenant

March 10th, 2017

Author Lisa Yee takes flight with a new book series for DC Comics.

Dr. Carolyn King and Dr. Don Tynes Co- founders of ROTY

Reaching Out To Future Doctors

Titus Smith III

March 9th, 2017

A program at Wayne State University allows local kids to see what it’s like to work in the health care profession.

Lil’ Kida Dazzles With His Dancing

Manat Kaur

March 8th, 2017

Our Kid Reporter talks with the 14-year-old winner of So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation.

Luigi

Finding Special Homes for Special Dogs

Jacob McNab

March 7th, 2017

In a successful Colorado program, prison inmates train dogs to be adopted into loving homes.

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