By Dayanara Hernandez, age 15 Sean Petty has been a nurse for 13 years and is currently a pediatric emergency room nurse at a public hospital in the Bronx. This interview took place via email in April 2020 during the height of the coronavirus outbreak in New York City, a shorter version was published in …
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By Rosell Estrella, age 10 and IndyKids Staff COVID-19 was first detected in Wuhan, China, late in 2019. The subsequent worldwide spread of the novel coronavirus has with it spread xenophobia and racism toward many people of Asian descent. President Donald Trump and Republican allies fueled the spread of xenophobic rhetoric toward Asian Americans by …
The state of New York is the first to declare a $15 minimum wage for all state employees, and as of January 2016, workers for the City of New York can also look forward to a raised minimum wage of $15-an-hour. While this marks a victory for some, many workers nationwide struggle to earn a living wage.
Hurricane Sandy was a massive super storm that unleashed high winds and large-scale flooding in New York and New Jersey three years ago. Hurricanes are predicted to become stronger each year.
On January 7, 2015, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that he would lift the ban on cell phones in New York City schools implemented by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
In June 2014, IndyKids Reporter, Ana Phelan, danced in The New York City Ballet’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Lincoln Center.
New York City’s newly passed paid sick leave law, which went into effect April 1, 2014, will make sure working people will get paid when they’re sick and can’t go to work.
Charter schools will now receive more money per pupil than public schools, according to a budget agreement reached by the New York State legislature and Governor Andrew Cuomo in March 2013.
A national study by organizations working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth showed that LGBTQ kids and teens represent at least 40 percent of homeless youth in the United States.
IndyKids reporter, Adedayo, has a passion for music. She sings in the Young People’s Chorus (YPC) of New York City, a multicultural youth chorus.