The United Nations Copenhagen (Denmark) Climate Conference ended in December without final agreements to lower emissions of greenhouse gases.
Month: January 2010
More police officers in schools means more kids now get expelled or arrested for behaviors that before would have meant a trip to the principal’s office.
Guess who these four Black students were and find out what they did to help end segregation between Black and white people.
Activists are working to get more nutritious options into the schools.
See if you can figure out where each of these school lunches comes from.
The United States government has settled a 13 year-old legal case and agreed to pay $3.4 billion to Native Americans for cheating them when renting tribal lands.
On December 16, U.S. health officials reported that the average life span in the United States had reached a record high of almost 78 years. The United States still ranks behind other wealthy nations, such as Canada and Japan. Within the United States, race, class, and gender affect the length of life, with more whites …
Laws in each state vary, but the Fair Labor Standards Act, a federal law, says 14 is the minimum age for most work. Kids of any age, however, can work as actors or in family businesses, unless that work would be dangerous. Children can also do chores and babysit for money, but only in private …
A short history of child labor laws in the United States.
Big cities across the United States are announcing plans to close what they call “failed schools.”