Students at an elementary school in California, with the help of their art teacher, created a telephone hotline that people can call to get cheerful advice from kids during difficult times. In just days, the hotline began getting thousands of calls an hour.
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When Callum Isted saw plastic water bottles being thrown away at his school, he raised money to buy all the students reusable bottles. And he didn't stop there. Last week, he became the youngest person to bring a petition before Scotland's Parliament.
In today's news roundup, heavy rains trigger deadly mudslides in Brazil, Zimbabwe teachers are on strike in an effort to earn the same amount they earned four years ago, and some drivers in Seattle discover that their car radios will only play one station.
Over the last few weeks, Covid-19 case numbers have been hitting record levels around the world. Governments are struggling to figure out safe ways to keep schools open and avoid going back to remote classes, but it's a complicated challenge.
Uganda opened its schools yesterday for the first time in nearly two years. It's the longest school shutdown of any country in the world. Though students, teachers, and parents are excited for school to begin again, many students won't be returning.
On October 23, race cars at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway zipped around the track at high speeds - with no one driving them. The race was an international contest for the fastest self-driving car, with a $1 million prize.
To recap 2020, NewsForKids.net is taking a look back at some of the most interesting stories we covered last year. Today we’re looking at a few of the incredible things kids accomplished in 2020.
Last Thursday, Time magazine announced that 15-year-old scientist Gitanjali Rao was its Kid of the Year for 2020. Gitanjali was chosen from over 5,000 young leaders for her scientific work and for inspiring others to also create change.
A group of second-year college students have discovered hidden writing on a page from a book from the 1500s. The students found the hidden writing using a special camera system they built.
United Kingdom students who want to go to university will now have their A-level test grades based on predictions by their teachers instead of a government formula. The sudden change comes in response to strong protests over the formula's fairness.