LGBTQ Rights Around the World

By THEO FRYE-YANOS, age 11, SADIE PARKER, age 11, DAPHNE KNOUSE-FRENZER, age 12, and IndyKids Staff Illustrations by KIT MILLS UNITED STATES In 2013, six new states legalized same-sex marriage. A further victory for the LGBTQ rights movement in the same year was the...

Getting There: Public Transportation Use on the Rise

By NYLU AVERY BERNSHTAYN, age 9 According to the Federal Transit Administration, using public transportation reduces energy consumption, greenhouse gases and other pollutants. In the city of San Francisco, streetcars are one of several forms of public transportation...

NYC Charter Schools and Mayor Bill de Blasio

By SOPHIA ROTHMAN, age 10 NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio believes that charter schools take money and resources away from traditional public schools. PHOTO: Kathryn Schlechter Charter schools will now receive more money per pupil than public schools, due to a budget...

Working Behind the Scenes of U.S. Military Bases

By ALEJANDRA PAULINO, age 12 Subcontractors are recruiting workers from South Asian countries to work on U.S. military bases in Afghanistan and Iraq under fraudulent terms. PHOTO: Anjali Kamat Since 2002, South Asian workers in Afghanistan and Iraq have been working...

Deportation and Family Separation

By ELEANOR HEDGES DUROY, age 11 In 2011, almost 400,000 people were deported from the United States and more than 360,000 were detained by ICE. PHOTO: CF Pereda/Flickr Imagine coming home from school to find your parents missing, or watching Immigration and Customs...