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Self-Education in Tara Westover’s Educated

The first time Westover heard about the Holocaust, she was seventeen years old and in her first semester of college. Sitting in a lecture, she sees the unfamiliar word under an image in her textbook. “I don’t know this word,” she tells her professor. “What does it mean?”

Poetry, Art, and Education in Alabama’s Prisons

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Poet and educator Kyes Stevens believes we should all make space for human beings to be the beautiful, rich, complicated, messy folks that we are. Art and poetry help provide this space for all people, and Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project helps provide this space for prisoners.

Round-Up: Lost H.P. Lovecraft manuscript, Yalc, and publishing changes for TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

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From a rediscovered H.P. Lovecraft manuscript to the discussion on how To Kill A Mockingbird will appear in classrooms, this is last week’s literary news: A long-lost H.P. Lovecraft manuscript has surfaced from a collection of memorabilia belonging to the late Harry Houdini. The collection was purchased by a private buyer who discovered

The Books We Teach #1: Interview with Matt Bell

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The Books We Teach series will feature primary, secondary, and post-secondary educators and their thoughts about literature in the face of an evolving classroom. Posts will highlight literary innovations in teaching, contemporary literature’s place in pedagogy, and the books that writers teach. In the spirit of educational dynamism, we

The Elements of Style

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On the first day of class, my ninth grade biology teacher told us the curriculum called for us to learn science from the least abstract level to the most—biology this year, followed by chemistry, physics, and calculus. “Of course, that’s completely bogus,” he said at the end of this