Policing in Schools: Is It Really Necessary?

Policing in Schools: Is It Really Necessary?

By Simon Boon-Blankinship, age 11 and IndyKids Staff The number of police officers hired by schools across the country has skyrocketed in recent times. These officers, also known as social resource officers (SROs), are often not trained to work with children, and...
School’s Out: How Coronavirus is Changing Education

School’s Out: How Coronavirus is Changing Education

  By Orik Ehren, age 13 All over the world the schools of hundreds of millions of students are closed due to the coronavirus. Their educations have been moved online or, in many cases, suspended entirely. Keeping students away from school does positively...
What Does the L.A. Teacher Strike Teach Us?

What Does the L.A. Teacher Strike Teach Us?

By Andrew Garcia, age 11 and Indykids Staff After a historic six-day strike, Los Angeles teachers won their demands for smaller class sizes, a nurse for every public school, a librarian for every middle and high school in the district, a six percent pay increase and a...

South African Students Protest for Affordable Education

By KALLEN FENSTER, age 9 Protesters demand fair access to affordable education in Pretoria, South Africa. PHOTO: Paul Saad/Flickr South African student activists returned to class following weeks of protesting for South African President Jacob Zuma to stop raising...