Kids Take Part In Egypt's Revolution

By AMANDA VENDER After 18 days of major daily protests, and plenty of police violence against demonstrators, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned on February 11. Mubarak had been President of Egypt for 30 years and ruled with the fist of a dictator. “We are your...

Getting Wild with Bats

Flying fox in a zoo in Malaysia. PHOTO: KQED QUEST Fact: Bats are not blind. Most bats have small eyes and large ears because they navigate and locate food in the dark using echolocation, or sound. However, some bats hunt and eat in daylight. Some tropical bats’...

Women Who Have Made A Difference

March 8 is International Women’s Day. Try to match these women in history with the things they accomplished! 1. I was a poet and, in 1950, was the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize. 2. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, I was an American labor...

Defending Workers' Rights, Wisconsinites Take Over Capitol

By AMANDA VENDER PHOTO: Barbara J. Miner Fratney Street Elementary School students from Milwaukee lead marchers through the Wisconsin capitol rotunda. An estimated 100,000 people protested the governor’s attack on workers’ rights. PHOTO: Barbara J. Miner...

Growing with Change in a Down Economy

By KIM GREEN Many younger Americans are learning how to deal with the changes in their families because of the recession. PHOTO: iStock The United States is currently in a recession (a long period of slow economic activity). Since 2008, people have been spending less...