The United States has one of the least progressive parental leaves in the world. Lack of paid parental leave harms working class, lower-middle class and single-income families across all races.
Month: January 2015
On September 26, 2014, 43 students training to become teachers at Raul Isidro Burgos Normal Rural School of Ayotzinapa, Mexico, were declared missing. There have been massive demonstrations throughout Mexico and in major global cities calling for justice.
At most public high school job fairs in the United States, students will run into military recruiters. In 2001, the No Child Left Behind Act passed, containing a small section requiring public schools to give over all student contact information to the military and allow recruiters to visit school campuses.
Currently, there are about 1.6 million homeless kids in the United States—an all-time high—according to the National Center on Family Homelessness.
Scientists believe that an increase in earthquakes in certain regions of the country is linked to fracking.
On November 20, 2014 President Barack Obama unveiled a new executive action which protects approximately four million undocumented immigrants from deportation.
Many toy companies, retail stores and websites are creating and sorting toys by gender: a pink section for girls, filled with dolls and toys that have to do with artistic creativity, and a blue or black section for boys that has fighting and action toys.
Learn a little bit about one of our Kid Reporters: Matthew Kue, age 11, has been writing for IndyKids since March 2014.
At the Center for Court Innovation, social worker Kait Klipsch works with clients who have been arrested and are therefore involved with the criminal justice system.
Have you ever thought about the story of your name? Itzel Cortes shares her story about exploring her own name and what it means to her.