Obama Talks Testing

By SOPHIA ROTHMAN, age 12, and IndyKids staff In December 2015, President Obama signed into place the Every Student Succeeds Act. PHOTO: Wikimedia Commons On December 10, 2015, President Obama released a new education policy called the Every Student Succeeds Act. The...

Militarization of Youth

Kids playing with weapons at a military recruitment tent outside of an Army football game in Texas. PHOTO: Army Recruiting/Flickr Military Recruitment in Schools By SADIE PRICE-ELLIOTT, age 13 At most public high school job fairs in the United States, students will...

The Rise of High-Stakes Standardized Testing

By THEO FRYE YANOS, age 10 Illustrations by IVETTE SALOM In April each year, one phrase floats around in all the classrooms that almost every student fears: standardized tests. But where did these standardized tests come from, and how did they become what they are...

Recess Out: Kids Without A Break

By Indykids Staff EVERYONE likes recess. It is the special part of the day devoted to sports, games, or any other kind of fun. But is it on its way out? Children in the United States receive less recess time than did their parents, and in the future are facing an even...