Come standardized testing season this spring, some students are planning to stay home. Students and parents across the country, in greater numbers than ever before, are choosing to opt out of the annual assessments, saying that they are too stressful for students, teachers and schools alike, and that they don’t actually reflect how well a student is doing.
Month: March 2015
Sometimes journalists risk their jobs and even their own safety to protect these sources and break difficult stories. These are some of the stories of American journalists who have spoken out on behalf of people whose voices needed to be heard by the public.
On December 17, 2014, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo banned fracking in New York State because of health problems and protests from activist groups.
Learn a little bit about one of our Kid Reporters: Adedayo Perkovich, age 11, has been writing for IndyKids since 2013.
On average, five kids are hit by a car in New York City every day. 14-year-old Allison Collard de Beaufort is the founder and president of the Vision Zero Youth Council, part of a project supported by Mayor Bill de Blasio to make the city’s streets safer.
The Ethnic Studies Movement started in 1968 when African American, Asian American, Latino and Native American students at UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University held a strike because they wanted to learn more about the history and culture of their communities.
Camps Breakerz performs for kids and adults in Gaza for free. They express their feelings and increase awareness about the occupation.
There is an ongoing global wildlife crisis, and according to new research from The Guardian, one hidden cause may be pharmaceuticals that enter the environment through human and animal waste.
Melodia is the founder of Milk Not Jails, a campaign started in March 2010, that has created an alliance of volunteers, prison justice activists, formerly incarcerated (in prison) people, local food enthusiasts, and farmers in urban and rural New York.
Learn a little about 12-year-old María José from El Salvador.