How to Make New Friends and Not be Awkward Doing It

  The good news is, I found out I got into the middle school I wanted to. Woot! The bad news is, I got into the middle school I wanted to. It has a really great science program and is big for the arts, which is why I wanted to go there. But it means […]

What to do When You Feel Like You Don’t Fit In

Even though adults like to tell us its easy, making friends can be really hard. Not finding a group that accepts you and likes you can make us feel like we don’t belong anywhere. We know it will be fine someday, but its really frustrating when you feel like you aren’t fitting in right now. […]

School Lunch Program Rules are Changing

The new U.S. Agriculture Secretary, Sonny Perdue, announced that there would be some changes to the National School Lunch Program. This is a program that offers free and discounted lunch for schoolchildren and was strongly supported by the Obama family. The program standards that are being undone were put forth by former First Lady, Michele […]

A Kindergarten Classroom, Minus the Color

  You remember kindergarten, right? A smiling teacher, excited classmates, and bright, colorful artwork decorating the walls? That colorful decor  has become the norm in classrooms across the country. A new study looked into whether those decorations encourage, or actually distract from, learning. The study found that when kindergartners were taught in an extremely decorated […]

New Show, ‘Magic School Bus 360,’ to stream on Netflix

  If you’re a fan of “The Magic School Bus,” then you’re in for a fun new surprise.  Netflix has ordered a new series based on Scholastic Media’s “Magic School Bus,” the long-running television series that encouraged kids to pursue science. Netflix will stream worldwide 26 half-hour episodes of the new program, “The Magic School Bus […]