Education

Pulitzer Prizes Focus on Journalists in Danger, Killed

Pulitzer Prizes Focus on Journalists in Danger, Killed

This year’s Pulitzer Prize awards focused on the ways the world has become increasingly perilous, especially for journalists. The award for Public Service went to the South Florida Sun Sentinel for its reporting on the Parkland shooting, and the Breaking News award went to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for its coverage of the Tree of Life […]

The Meaning of Spelling

The Meaning of Spelling

When nine-year-old Fatima Ali is restless, and she has trouble falling asleep, she lays down in bed and spells out words in her head to help her get to sleep. She often does it alongside her mother, who isn’t a native English speaker and uses this bedside exercise to practice her pronunciation too. Mom tucks […]

Fighting for a School Designated to Close

Fighting for a School Designated to Close

On a recent Monday evening, the auditorium at Arturo Toscanini Middle School (M.S. 145) in the South Bronx was packed with teachers, students, and alumni who had come out in the hopes of convincing the Department of Education to Vote “no” on an upcoming vote to close the school. Testimony went well over three hours, […]

Illuminating Lanterns, Illuminating Poems

Illuminating Lanterns, Illuminating Poems

By Yuqing Zhu “Baby doll, bat, puppy, watermelon, plane, tree, ice cream truck” a kid at Morningside Park counted lanterns of different shapes passing by, as if watching a cartoon. “Oh, look! A green monster!” More than 100 people carried handmade lanterns as they walked from Morningside Park to Columbia University’s main campus last Saturday, […]

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