Month: September 2023

Can We Reach Zero Deforestation by 2030? Not at This Rate!

By Esteban Guerra, age 11 and IndyKids staff Tropical forest loss around the world in 2022 was even worse than 2021, according to a report released in June by Global Forest Watch.  This increase comes despite a pledge made at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) by 145 countries to reach zero deforestation …

Can We Reach Zero Deforestation by 2030? Not at This Rate! Read More »

ChatGPT: This Isn’t Science Fiction. The AI Generation Is Here. Are Educators Ready?

By Luca Cantagallo, age 13 ChatGPT, a new artificial intelligence (AI) tool, has been taking the world by storm, and, in the process, confusing both parents and educators alike. The use of the program in schools initially caused knee-jerk reactions from school boards around the country, with New York City Public Schools, Baltimore, Los Angeles …

ChatGPT: This Isn’t Science Fiction. The AI Generation Is Here. Are Educators Ready? Read More »

Someday You Could Be… a congressional delegate, activist and educator like Kim Teehee.

Kim Teehee is the Cherokee Nation’s first-ever delegate to Congress, a position which was promised in a treaty signed over 200 years ago to grant Native Americans representation in Congress. However, she is still fighting to be seated as a congressional member to fully fulfill the treaty, and allow Indigenous peoples to have their say …

Someday You Could Be… a congressional delegate, activist and educator like Kim Teehee. Read More »

Interview with Joe of Larry & Joe on the role of social justice activism in their music

By Grace Stevens, age 12 Grace: How did you and Larry meet? And what made you want to become like a duo? Joe: The way we met was somewhat related to activism. I had lived in South America for 10 years, but during the pandemic, I wound up back in the United States and got …

Interview with Joe of Larry & Joe on the role of social justice activism in their music Read More »

The Sound of a Movement: Music as a Tool for Change

By Grace Stevens, age 12 Boycotting, marches and petitions are all effective forms of activism. But something that has always spoken to the hearts and souls of the masses has been our universal language—music! Throughout history, musicians have written songs about causes they feel passionate about. From racism to poverty, music is frequently used as …

The Sound of a Movement: Music as a Tool for Change Read More »

Our Schools Are Becoming Segregated Again, And It’s Bad News for Everyone

By Gibran Freilla-Williams, age 12 and IndyKids staff The fight to end segregation within education is an ongoing battle. A recent report released by the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) revealed that a growing number of kids are attending segregated schools in the United States. According to the GAO, over 18.5 million students attend …

Our Schools Are Becoming Segregated Again, And It’s Bad News for Everyone Read More »