KID REPORTERS’ NOTEBOOK

Former First Family Mourns a Loss

Skye Oduaran

June 13th, 2024

Marian Robinson, the mother of former First Lady Michelle Obama, died in May.  

Advocate Raises Awareness About Life With a Disability

Evy Bingle

June 12th, 2024

Melissa Blake, who was born with Freeman-Sheldon Syndrome, has written a new book about her experiences in an ableist society. 

Our Kid Reporter Serves as a Page in the Georgia State Senate

Skye Oduaran

June 6th, 2024

State Page Programs across the country give students a chance to see government in action.

A Chess Prodigy Rises to the Top in Malaysia

Jay Sivanesan P...

June 5th, 2024

“Victory is not just about winning,” says Poh Yu Tian, 15. “To improve, you have to keep practicing and learning.” 

How Will Artificial Intelligence Affect Music?

Adiraj 'Adi' Singh

June 3rd, 2024

Our Kid Reporter asks people in his Minnesota community about the potential pros and cons of using AI.

Which Pet Do Most People Prefer—Cats or Dogs?

Rebekah McNarney

June 3rd, 2024

Our Kid Reporter conducts an informal survey at her middle school. 

Student Winners Attend “Hamilton” Performance

Deirdre Liebman

May 30th, 2024

Winners of the 2024 EduHam competition see the groundbreaking production on Broadway.

Craig Melvin Captures the Joys of Fatherhood

Xander Dorsey

May 22nd, 2024

The NBC Today co-host recently talked with our Kid Reporter about his new children’s book, I’m Proud of You.

McMinnville Holds Annual UFO Fest

Owen Marksbury

May 21st, 2024

Doubters and believers alike recently came together for the 24th annual McMenamins UFO Festival in Oregon.

Just Breathe: Mallika Chopra Talks About the Power of Mindfulness

Mika Jones

May 16th, 2024

A consultant for the award-winning Stillwater TV series, Chopra offers practical ways for kids to cultivate peace and happiness. 

Gymnast Shawn Johnson Reflects on Her Olympic Experience

Evy Bingle

May 15th, 2024

Our Kid Reporter talks with the gold medalist about her Hall of Fame career. 

Teachers Are Honored at the White House

Leyla Saldanha

May 9th, 2024

Our Kid Reporters cover the first-ever “Teachers of the Year” State Dinner. 

Behind the Scenes at the State Dinner for Teachers

Xander Dorsey

May 9th, 2024

On May 2, Dr. Jill Biden hosted the first-ever “Teachers of the Year” State Dinner. 

Chelsea’s Charity Helps Kids Heal Through Art

Xander Dorsey

May 7th, 2024

Chelsea Phaire, 14, wants children going through difficult times to be able to express themselves through creativity.

"Welcome Home, Franklin”

Xander Dorsey

April 29th, 2024

Cartoonist Robb Armstrong talks about the importance of representation in media and the Apple TV+ show he co-wrote. 

Singapore Invites More Girls to Try Football

Eden Teoh

April 28th, 2024

This island country in Southeast Asia is encouraging girls to compete in the popular sport. 

DeKalb County Raises Money for Local Nonprofits

Evy Bingle

April 25th, 2024

Give DeKalb County, an annual event in Illinois, raises millions of dollars while fostering a sense of community. 

Earth Day Event in Texas Educates Young People

Kush Kalra

April 25th, 2024

At an Earth Day celebration in Bellaire, our Kid Reporter learned about ways that kids can help conserve our natural resources. 

 

Waka T. Brown Talks About Writing for Children

Owen Marksbury

April 15th, 2024

The author of The Very Unfortunate Wish of Melony Yoshimura and other titles talks with our Kid Reporter about her books for middle graders.   

Bindi Irwin Suggests Small Ways to Protect the Planet

Evy Bingle

April 14th, 2024

The young conservationist, who has carried on her father’s work, offers tips for helping to preserve wildlife and make the planet a better place. 

A Georgia Legislator Gives Insights Into Effective Leadership

Skye Oduaran

April 10th, 2024

Gloria Butler, Minority Leader of the Georgia State Senate, has advice for young people who are interested in public service. 

Learning About Lunar New Year

Deirdre Liebman

April 10th, 2024

Our Kid Reporter talks with a teacher visiting from China about the importance of this annual celebration.

The Arizona Humane Society Opens a New Campus

Zoya Siddiqui

April 9th, 2024

A new facility in the Phoenix area will enable the nonprofit to provide the best care possible for the area’s pets and strays. 

Viewing the Solar Eclipse in Ohio

Zahra Abbas

April 9th, 2024

On April 8, millions of people across North America witnessed a solar eclipse. Our Kid Reporter in Ohio was on the path of totality. 

Eyes on the Sky

Aiden An

April 7th, 2024

NASA scientists discuss the total solar eclipse that will take place in the U.S. on April 8. 

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