Why climate change is an ‘all-encompassing threat’

Why climate change is an ‘all-encompassing threat’

Although a candidate just entered the 2020 presidential race with a platform centered on climate change, some experts say Americans aren’t fully aware of the scope and seriousness of global warming.
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Can ‘Cultural Proficiency’ Among Teachers Help Close Student Achievement Gap?

Can ‘Cultural Proficiency’ Among Teachers Help Close Student Achievement Gap?

Racial disparity in academic achievement remains a leading problem in American education, both at the K-12 and the college levels. A number of studies show greater diversity in the teaching profession can address some of those concerns.
A Poet'S Take On Looking To Language For Radical Hope

A Poet'S Take On Looking To Language For Radical Hope

In this digital and divided society, it can often seem that language is used primarily to deliver criticism and express rage. But poet Ada Limón shares her humble opinion on why she sees people turning to poetry for language that reflects nuance.
Poet Franny Choi On The Value Of Imagining Alternate Realities

Poet Franny Choi On The Value Of Imagining Alternate Realities

What’s the value of asking questions to which we don’t know the answer? Poet Franny Choi’s “Introduction to Quantum Theory” does just that, and she calls it “one of the scariest things” she’s ever written.
Kevin Young Intertwines Personal And Public History

Kevin Young Intertwines Personal And Public History

As a writer, editor and archivist, Kevin Young is a poet actively engaged with the world. In his new collection, Brown, Young draws heavily on his boyhood in Topeka, Kansas, tying it in large and small ways to the wider world. Jeffrey Brown reports.
How A Volunteer Surgical Team In Rwanda Chooses Which Patients To Save

How A Volunteer Surgical Team In Rwanda Chooses Which Patients To Save

Rheumatic heart disease develops when strep throat goes untreated. It causes an estimated 275,000 premature deaths per year, mostly youth in developing countries like Rwanda, where antibiotics are rarely available.
A Poet Who Holds The Men Behind The Music Accountable

A Poet Who Holds The Men Behind The Music Accountable

Inspired by the people who have come forward as part of the #MeToo movement, Imani Davis shares her poem “Platinum” and gives her Brief but Spectacular take on how society can overlook wrongdoing by famous artists.
How Wyoming Manages To Keep Its Rural Schools Open

How Wyoming Manages To Keep Its Rural Schools Open

The one-room schoolhouse may seem like a distant memory from U.S. history, but about 200 of them still exist today, including Wyoming’s tiny Valley Elementary School. It has only six students.
Why This Poet Says There Is No Single Story Spun On A Single Tongue

Why This Poet Says There Is No Single Story Spun On A Single Tongue

Erica Dawson, a professor and writer, said she was surprised while on book tour recently to be faced with the same question over and over again, about speaking for “the black experience.” Black poets never went away.