More Than a Score: Opting Out of High Stakes Tests

By SADIE PRICE-ELLIOTT, age 13 Activists, students, parents and teachers are concerned that the amount of time spent on standardized testing takes away from quality learning time for students. PHOTO: Sarah-Ji/Flickr Come standardized testing season this spring, some...

Press Freedom Then and Now

By ALEJANDRA PAULINO, age 13, ELEANOR HEDGES DUROY, age 12, and SOPHIA ROTHMAN, age 11 Introduction by ELEANOR HEDGES DUROY, age 12 According to a 2015 index released by Reporters Without Borders, the United States ranks 49th compared to the rest of the world on the...

Fracking Banned in New York

By SPIKE TSONG, age 10 Before the New York fracking ban, many groups, including New Yorkers Against Fracking and Don’t Frack New York, organized protests to try to put a legal ban on fracking. PHOTO: CREDO.fracking/Flickr On December 17, 2014, New York Governor Andrew...

Meet IndyKids Reporter, Adedayo Perkovich

By SADIE PRICE-ELLIOTT, age 13 Adedayo covering the TEDYouth conference in Brooklyn in November 2014. PHOTO: Scott Luxor Adedayo Perkovich, age 11, has been writing for IndyKids since 2013. Sadie Price-Elliott: How did you find out about IndyKids? What encouraged you...

Youth Activists Take On Pedestrian Safety

By CHELSEA HALLUMS, age 11 To encourage drivers to slow down, Allison Collard de Beaufort put up teddy bears along Prospect Park West after the death of Sammy Cohen. PHOTO: Leslie Albrecht/DNAinfo Twelve-year-old Sammy Cohen was killed by a Chevrolet van while...