Taliban Still Won’t Allow Girls Back in School

Taliban Still Won’t Allow Girls Back in School

Image by Pixabay on Pexels By Zahra Latheef, age 11 Teenage girls and women in some parts of Afghanistan still aren’t allowed to go to schools and colleges. Since the Taliban overthrew the Western-backed government on Aug. 15, 2021, only boys, men and younger girls...

Rethinking School Suspension

By ALICE CHEKUNOVA, age 12 During the 2011-2012 school year, only 18 percent of preschoolers were African American, but they made up 48 percent of children who were suspended at least twice. PHOTO: Sarah Gilbert/Flickr When children are over-disciplined it has a...

School in Switzerland

By ELEANOR HEDGES DUROY, age 11 Miriam (Mimi) Borella, a student in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino in Switzerland. PHOTO: Eleanor Hedges Duroy Have you ever wondered what school is like in other countries? In Switzerland, ninety-five percent of children attend...

The Bullying Effect

By MARIANNE NACANAYNAY, age 12 Illustrations by KIT MILLS In 8th grade, Kelby Johnson came out as lesbian. “In our little town of Tuttle, OK, that was a dangerous thing to do,” said Kelby. The bullying started with cruel comments and notes in school, but got much...

A New Age of Bullying

By SONIA CHAJET WIDES, age 10 Mentored by NIKKI BALDAUF Students in British Columbia, Canada work together to end bullying in their schools and communities. PHOTO: BC Gov Photos Kids deal with bullying every day. But today there’s a new age of bullying:...