An Exclusive Interview with President Barack Obama
President Obama tapes an interview with Scholastic News Kid Reporters in the Library at the White House.
(Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
"Teachers, parents and kids turn to the Scholastic News Kid Corps for kid-friendly news coverage, especially during an election year. The Kid Reporters help put the issues of the day in a context that is both relevant and age-appropriate for young readers"
– Dante A. Ciampaglia, Editor, Scholastic News Kids Press Corps
The Scholastic News Kids Press Corps is a group of 59 talented young reporters, ages 10-14, from across the country. For more than eleven years, the Kid Reporters have covered "news for kids, by kids." Their stories appear online at the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps website and in issues of Scholastic classroom magazines, including Scholastic News® and Junior Scholastic®. Recently, the Kid Reporters made news with their exclusive sit-down interview at the White House with President Barack Obama. Other stories this fall included coverage of the Occupy Wall Street movement, special reports on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and National Bullying Prevention Month, and interviews with author Brian Selznick, author Jeff Kinney, and director Steven Spielberg.
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