Current Event February 21, 2021
Listen to hear about a woman who cooked over a thousand lasagnas for her neighbors.
Vocabulary: fund, furloughed
Current Event February 11, 2021
Before the pandemic, a snowstorm often meant a day off from school because it made transportation difficult. Now, with many students learning from home, snow days are often unnecessary. After a recent storm, one school superintendent in West Virginia decided to declare one anyway, although they were remote, to give kids and their families the chance to experience the many joys a snow day brings. Listen to a school leader explain why she called off school and how people responded.
Current Event January 31, 2021
Listen to hear about a dog who traveled a long way to lounge on a porch.
Vocabulary: resident, lounge
Race in America is a complex and difficult topic. This is especially the case for children adopted into families of a different race than themselves. Listen to hear how one girl tries to navigate the waters of race after being adopted into a white family.