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OCTOBER 13, 2015

A Mammoth Find

The remains of a giant Ice Age animal are unearthed on a Michigan farm.

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October 9, 2015

Go Ahead, Sing It Anywhere!

A judge rules that people are free to use the famous song “Happy Birthday to You” wherever and whenever they like.

October 6, 2015

A “Cool” Cause

Donations from the popular Ice Bucket Challenge have helped fund a major medical breakthrough.

October 2, 2015

Water on Mars

NASA confirms evidence that liquid water exists on the Red Planet.

September 29, 2015

Feeling the Heat

Wildfires in the western U.S. are destroying record numbers of homes and forests.

September 25, 2015

Pope Francis Visits the U.S.

On his first trip to the U.S., the Pope makes stops in Washington D.C., New York, and Philadelphia.

September 22, 2015

Desperate Journeys

Hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing their homelands and risking their lives to get to Europe.

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U.S. Students Meet
Pope Francis

An East Harlem school is the Pope’s “most important stop.”

Generation Mars

Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin shares his vision for space exploration.

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Politics at the State Fair

Presidential candidates flock to Iowa’s state fair looking for votes.

Republicans Debate the

The first Republican debate of the presidential campaign draws a huge TV audience.


Do you have a nose for news?

The Scholastic News Kids Press Corps is accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year. Students between the ages of 10 and 14 can apply at www.scholastic.com/kidreporters

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Solar Impulse Test Flight

Scholastic News takes to the skies to check out the first solar-powered plane.

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Sketch a Figure

Scholastic ART magazine demonstrates how to draw human figures.

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Exploring Mars

Scholastic News magazine attempts to uncover the secrets of the Red Planet.

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Writing a Budget

Math magazine demonstrates how to keep track of the money that you earn and spend.

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Free Speech—and Its Limits

The New York Times Upfront investigates the freedoms and limitations of the First Amendment.