Coalfield Kid

By Chrystal Gunnoe Hello. My name is Chrystal Gunnoe. I live in West Virginia. My hometown is in the heart of the coalfields. The coalfields are where most of the coal comes from that provides energy for the rest of the country. Mountaintop Removal (MTR) is a new,...

Miner Deaths Highlight Need for Better Safety

By Indykids Staff Coal mining is a dangerous job. Mine safety gained national attention when 12 miners were killed in an explosion on January 2 at the Sago Mine in West Virginia. So far this year, a total of 19 miners have been killed at work in West Virginia,...

Mmmmm . . . Banana Smoothie!

By Indykids Staff Serving Size: 1 • Equipment: electric blender, measuring cup Ingredients: •    1 medium frozen banana •    1 cup milk •    1 cup vanilla ice cream or yogurt •    A handful of berries, such as strawberries or blueberries (optional) Preparation: Ask an...

Kids Face New Tests

By Edwin Mayorga & Seth Rader This year marks the first year that all New York City public school students in grades three to eight are required to take state tests in English Language Arts (ELA) and math. These are called “high-stakes” tests because for many kids...

Kid Voice: An Uncle in Iraq

By Janita Rosado, age 11 How would you feel if someone you knew was going very far away to another country, waiting for someone to maybe attack them? You’d be scared, wouldn’t you? That’s how I feel every day of my life when I think of my uncle who is fighting in...