Malavath Poorna, 13, has become the youngest girl ever to climb Mount Everest.
Some students in San Antonio, Texas have been told they can’t bring sunscreen to school.
Grade 8 students at Amesbury Middle School were looking forward to their big graduation trip to a camp in Eastern Ontario.
Think about your favourite tween TV shows. Is there a girl on them who isn’t pretty, or who doesn’t worry about how she looks?
A customer of the Toronto Public Library thinks the Dr. Seuss book Hop on Pop should be removed from the library’s collection because it encourages children to use violence against their fathers.
Students in New York City are not allowed to take cellphones to school.
But students in one neighbourhood have come up with a solution that keeps their phones nearby and also benefits local businesses.
DC Comics will introduce a new superhero in April: a 16-year-old Cree girl from Moose Factory, Ontario, who goes by the name Equinox.
The character will be part of a five-issue series featuring Justice League Canada, a team of superheroes based in Northern Ontario.
Some toy companies have recently introduced new lines of toy weapons designed especially for girls.
While the toys are a hit with girls, some adults object to them. Some people say the toys encourage violence and aggression among girls. Others say they are too feminine, and promote old-fashioned stereotypes.
Last fall, Nerf introduced its Rebelle line, which includes bows and guns that shoot foam darts or spray water. The weapons have names like the Heartbreaker Bow Blaster and the Pink Crush Blaster gun. They are brightly coloured in mostly pinks and purples.
A commission that will document one of the darkest periods in Canada’s history is wrapping up and will report on its findings next year.
Since 2010, The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has been gathering information from First Nations, Inuit and Metis people who were forced to take part in Canada’s “residential (boarding) schools” program.
Obesity rates in young children in the U.S. have dropped by 43 per cent.
In this case, obesity means “very overweight,” which is not good for a person’s health.
Over the last 10 years, the number of young children in the U.S. who are obese has gone down by a lot.
In 2004, nearly 14 per cent of American children aged two to five were obese. In 2012 the number went down to 8.4 per cent.