Scholastic Kids Press


Scholastic Kids Press is a team of young Kid Reporters who report on current events, breaking news, entertainment stories, and sporting events from across the country and around the world.


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Kid Reporter Skye Oduaran talks about joining the Scholastic Kids Press program and her recent coverage of the Georgia midterm and runoff elections. 

An interview with the Editor of Scholastic Kids Press about the creation of Reporting the News, a new online journalism program for students. 

Scholastic Kid Reporters are covering the country's biggest stories

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Five Kid Reporters sit down with education activist Ziauddin Yousafzai, father of Malala

Junior journalists in Scholastic Kids Press hit the 2016 campaign trail

Kid Reporter Aanya Kabra discusses school reopening plans with during the pandemic Lester Holt

“My time as a Kid Reporter taught me that you should always be curious and that you are never too young to ask tough questions. Whether I was at the rope line with presidential canidates or in schools talking with students, I realized that everybody has a story. I learned the foundation of how to tell those stories, all while improving my writing and reporting skills.”

— Gabe Ferris, On-Air Reporter, ABC-Owned Television, and former Kid Reporter

“When you’re a Kid Reporter, all the doors are open to you. A lot of people want to help you out. And I think that kind of mindset carried through to the rest of my life.”

— Michael Capetta, former Kid Reporter

“Being a Kid Reporter has been an exciting, eye-opening exeperience for me. I've gotten to hear lots of unique stories from the people I've interviewed, and I've learned from them, too. I've also gotten valuable feedback on my articles from the incredible team at Scholastic, which has helped me grow as a writer. I hope to use the knowledge I've gained in Kids Press in the future.”

— Zoya Siddiqui, age 12, Kid Reporter

“As a Kid Reporter, I've enjoyed conducting interviews, meeting newsmakers, and learning new things. I love that I get to ask hard-hitting questions.”

— Xander Dorsey, age 11, Kid Reporter

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Scholastic Kids Press is an award-winning group of talented Kid Reporters, ages 10–14, from across the country and around the world. Since 2000, Scholastic Kid Reporters have reported “news for kids, by kids,” with coverage of breaking news, entertainment, sports, and more from their hometowns and on the national stage. Their stories are published on the Scholastic Kids Press website, as well as in select issues of Scholastic Magazines+, which reach more than 13 million students in classrooms nationwide. Scholastic Kid Reporters have interviewed a number of influential figures and leaders, including former United States President Barack Obama, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Yousafzai, New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge, conservationist Jane Goodall, CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper, Captain Underpants and Dog Man creator Dav Pilkey, talk show host Oprah Winfrey, and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

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Lessons From a Zoo Scientist 
Kid Reporter Zahra Abbas asks an animal curator at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo how to keep gorillas, monkeys, and other animals healthy.
A Conversation With Jerry Craft
Kid Reporter Xander Dorsey talks with the award-winning author and illustrator about his New Kid graphic novel series. 
High School Students Meet in Hiroshima
Kid Reporter Nanaka Takahashi hears from students from around the world ahead of the G7 Summit. 
A Special Dog Helps a Community Heal
Kid Reporter Lincoln Miller meets River, a therapy dog who provides comfort and affection to students and educators in the Parkland, Florida, community. 
Meet the New Babysitters
Scholastic Kid Reporters talk with the breakout stars of The Baby-Sitters Club, a new TV show from Netflix.


The 2023–2024 Scholastic Kid Reporters
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