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Since 9/11, what do your students know about how the U.S. has changed?

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Monday marks the 16th anniversary of the attacks on September 11th. Discuss with your students how the U.S. has changed over the last 16 years as a result of 9/11. Continue reading

Why we shouldn’t forget that U.S. presidents owned slaves

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In honor of Black History Month, poet Clint Smith and Harvard University doctoral student, offers his take on the history of racial inequality in the United States. Continue reading

Poet, author and activist Maya Angelou dies at age 86

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Celebrated author, poet, artist and activist Maya Angelou passed away May 28 at the age of 86. She is known across the globe for her elegant language and passion toward civil rights. Continue reading

Poetry brings happiness to troubled teens

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A unique program in Seattle teaches teens who are in jail, on the streets, or in other ways leading difficult lives to write poetry as a way to triumph over their experiences. Continue reading

Writing program helps young Detroiters build community through poetry

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Professional writers are visiting Detroit public schools in an effort to turn students into authors. “I want to build confidence with a pencil in the…read more

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