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Scholastic Kids Press Corps
The Scholastic Kids Press Corps is a team of about 50 Kid Reporters around the nation.  The interactive site brings daily news to life with reporting for kids, by kids.

Our Schools, Our Future

A Special Report in conjunction with NBC News' Education Nation

As the economy continues on its path of slow recovery, budget cuts — and doing more with less — have become an everyday reality for America's schools.

In this Special Report, Kid Reporters around the country take a look at how their schools have been affected. They interviewed their teachers, principals, and classmates about the state of education in their own communities, while also envisioning what the classroom of the future might look like nationwide.

A select group of Kid Reporters will also attend and report on Education Nation, an event being held in New York September 26-28. At the conference, they will talk to national leaders and panelists like astronaut Sally Ride, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell about the future of education and how kids can be part of making their visions of the future come true.

Be part of the events as they unfold. Kid Reporters will be filing reports throughout the conference on the Scholastic Kids Press Corps Blog!

Articles

School in China
School in China
by Andrew Liang
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | January18,2011
In many ways, schools in China are much like schools in America. The schools have playgrounds with basketball courts as well as track and field ΓΆΒ?Β? but they are also surrounded by steel fences with a security gate.
Can U.S. Students Compete?
Can U.S. Students Compete?
by Cecilia Gault
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | September28,2010
Why are other, less rich and productive countries, doing so much better with education than the United States?
The Economy and Autry Mill Middle School
The Economy and Autry Mill Middle School
by Andrew Liang
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | September23,2010
Teachers and the Principal of Sutry Mill Middle School in suburban Atlanta, Georgia, talk to Kid Reporter Andrew Liang about the current state of education and how the downturn in the economy is affecting their school.
Robot Teachers and Floating Chairs?
Robot Teachers and Floating Chairs?
by Trinity Vogel
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | September23,2010
When Kid Reporter Trinity Vogel asked her fellow students about the classroom of the future, she heard about robot teachers, floating chairs, and boosters to transport kids around campus.
The Internet Connection
The Internet Connection
by Mariam El Hasan
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | September23,2010
Kids at reporter Mariam El Hasan's school want more computers, but they also want more science and engineering subjects, no matter how they are taught.
Students Affected Most by Budget Cuts
Students Affected Most by Budget Cuts
by Emma Hall
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | September23,2010
All the kids and teachers at Grassland Middle School in Franklin, Tennessee, want to make sure that ever increasing budget cuts don't affect their schools currently high test scores.
"Gladly Will We Teach and Learn"
"Gladly Will We Teach and Learn"
by Leila Sachner
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | September23,2010
The Foote School's motto is Laete cognoscam et laete docebo, meaning "Gladly will we teach and gladly learn." The teachers love to learn as well as teach at the school, and so do the kids.
Motivated Students Make a Better School
Motivated Students Make a Better School
by Erin Sheena
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | September23,2010
Sidney Lanier Middle School is a public school in Houston, Texas. Lanier is a diverse school of about 1,350 students and was was recently named one of the top three Middle Schools for Children at Risk in Houston Independent School district.
Surviving the Budget Cuts
Surviving the Budget Cuts
by Alysa Goethe
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | September23,2010
Sixth grade camp is something every 6th grader at Bettendorf Middle School in Bettendorf, Iowa looks forward to. But this year's sixth graders will have to do without. Camp has been cut from the budget.
Good Teaching a Good Start
Good Teaching a Good Start
by Andre Baker-Harris
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | September23,2010
Kid Reporter Andre Baker-Harris checks in with the teachers and principal of his school, Iowa Maple School in Cleveland, Ohio, about what the school does well and how it can improve.
A Great Place to Learn in Houston
A Great Place to Learn in Houston
by Kenny Figueroa
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | September23,2010
A lot of outstanding teachers with years of knowledge and experience in teaching make Alief Middle School in Houston, Texas, a great place to learn. But there's still room for improvement.
Cutting Budgets But Not School Spirit
Cutting Budgets But Not School Spirit
by Maya Williams
Scholastic Kids Press Corps | September23,2010
Akimel A-al in Phoenix, Arizona, is one of the many schools suffering from budget cuts around the country and its administrators, staff, and students think that the many small cuts have had a negative impact on academic success.
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