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A Visit to the Thomas Edison Center

Deirdre Liebman

February 7th, 2024

In honor of National Inventors’ Day, our Kid Reporter tours a New Jersey museum dedicated to one of the country’s greatest inventors. 

Summit on Cities Spotlights Atlanta Talent

Skye Oduaran

February 2nd, 2024

Our Kid Reporter covered the National League of Cities summit, which recently took place in Atlanta, Georgia.

The India Association of Minnesota Hosts Literary Event

Adiraj 'Adi' Singh

January 26th, 2024

Authors of South Asian descent gather at a community center near Minneapolis to talk about their books and why they write. 

Swimming for the Environment

Mika Jones

January 26th, 2024

Endurance swimmer and environmentalist Lewis Pugh advocates for the world’s oceans and other vital waterways. 

NASA Launches Psyche Spacecraft

Kush Kalra

January 24th, 2024

A NASA scientist talks with our Kid Reporter about the Psyche mission and why it may enhance our understanding of planet Earth. 

New York City Libraries Face Budget Cuts

Leyla Saldanha

January 18th, 2024

Since November 2023, the city’s public libraries have had to close their doors on Sundays. 

Inside the World of Reptiles

Enya Yang

January 16th, 2024

The NorCal Reptile Expo offered visitors a chance to learn about—and even purchase—reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates. 

An Award-Winning Journalist Offers Advice for Aspiring Reporters

Skye Oduaran

January 16th, 2024

Our Kid Reporter gets advice from news anchor, radio host, and reporter Monica Pearson. 

Garrett Popcorn Celebrates a Milestone

Evy Bingle

January 11th, 2024

In honor of National Popcorn Day, our Kid Reporter spotlights a company that got its start in 1949 in Chicago, Illinois.

 

Tony Award Winner Has Advice for Young People

Deirdre Liebman

January 10th, 2024

Ali Stroker, a Tony Award-winning actress and author, talks about overcoming challenges to follow your dreams.  

Helping Kids Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Zoya Siddiqui

January 8th, 2024

A nonprofit organization builds and delivers beds to kids in need nationwide. 

A Mentor to Gifted Students Steps Down

Aiden An

December 21st, 2023

Bonnie Raskin, the Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship program director, has mentored gifted students for nearly 20 years. 

Meet the Fastest Corgi in Maryland

Gavin Gracey

December 20th, 2023

Our Kid Reporter covers the second annual Maryland Corgi Cup at Fair Hill. 

A Visit to Two Oregon Christmas Tree Farms

Owen Marksbury

December 11th, 2023

Oregon produces more Christmas trees than any other state in the country. 

A Conversation With the White House Press Secretary

Skye Oduaran

December 11th, 2023

Karine Jean-Pierre discusses her role as President Biden’s top spokesperson. 

 

Michigan Wins Big Ten Football Championship

Evy Bingle

December 11th, 2023

Our Kid Reporter covers the game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. 

Honoring the Legacy of Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter

Skye Oduaran

December 1st, 2023

After the death of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, people around the country reflected on her many accomplishments.

President Pardons Thanksgiving Turkeys

Skye Oduaran

November 30th, 2023

Two days before Thanksgiving, President Joe Biden pardoned “Liberty” and “Bell,” in a traditional White House ceremony dating back 76 years. 

Volunteers Pack Meals for People in Need

Evy Bingle

November 29th, 2023

Each November, thousands of volunteers at Make a Difference DKC in Illinois pack meals for people around the world who are experiencing hunger. 

Road Race for Kids Kicks Off Marathon Week

Mika Jones

November 28th, 2023

A new event in New York City’s Central Park seeks to draw young people to the sport of running. 

Kristi Yamaguchi Rink Opens for the Season

Enya Yang

November 20th, 2023

A holiday skating rank named for the Olympic champion holds its annual ribbon-cutting ceremony in San Ramon, California. 

The Congressional Black Caucus Hosts Gathering

Luke Lamour

November 16th, 2023

Our Kid Reporter attends the group’s annual conference in Washington, D.C. 

Ninth Graders in Canada Learn About Career Options

Jade Lof

November 16th, 2023

On November 1, hundreds of thousands of students participated in the country’s annual “Take Our Kids to Work Day” event.

Celebrating a Nostalgic Snack in Japan

Raye Yokota

November 15th, 2023

Why are dagashiya giving way to convenience stories in this East Asian country? 

Inspiring Readers to Take Action

Owen Marksbury

November 15th, 2023

Good Good Good, a media company in Portland, Oregon, seeks to inspire readers to make a positive difference. 

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