Month: March 2020

School Shootings Still Threaten Kids. They’re Trying to Stop It.

Protesters in San Francisco. Photo by Natalie Chaney By Amedeo Max Bettauer, age 10 & IndyKids staff Every day, school buses across the country pass through metal gates, past guardhouses with uniformed police officers, and into parking lots with high fences and security cameras. These security measures are a reminder of the dangers of school …

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2020 Census: Why It Matters to Be Counted!

By Jesus Hernandez, age 11 Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau counts every person living in the United States, and it’s happening in 2020.  The census impacts how the government distributes more than $675 billion in federal funds to communities for services like schools, roads and hospitals. The census also determines political representation, like …

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