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Raising the Stakes on Young Writers by Brian Kelley

Towards the end of last school year, I revisited an idea for a collaborative student novel when I received a serendipitous email from Opera Philadelphia. They offered schools free tickets for the 2015 season. 1,039 more words

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Top 10 Ideas to Promote Summer Reading by Clare Landrigan and Tammy Mulligan

When we were browsing through Time magazine, we came across this quote:

“A recent study from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has found that the average American spends only 

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Yes, and… Thoughts on print versus digital reading by Kristin Ziemke

I come from a place of pedagogy.  Raised by teachers who were readers and nurtured by principals who believed their most important job was to place text in the hands of kids.   1,613 more words

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A Testimonial of a Lifetime

This private message appeared on my book’s, Samuel T. Moore of Corte Magore, Facebook page yesterday. Sometimes, we just want to hear that we are making a difference and we’re doing it right. 276 more words

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Sworn to Secrecy

I am struggling to some extent

with the lack of success

of my artistic work over the last year.

It’s not a sense of failure… 215 more words

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Thrift: A Post-Partisan Philosophy for Our Times


By Andrew L. Yarrow, author of Thrift: A History of an American Cultural Movement

As the new, 114th Congress arrives in Washington, is there any hope for greater bipartisanship and accomplishment than the recent, toxic, do-nothing Congresses? 842 more words

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The Story of I Wish You More, as told by Tom Lichtenheld

Many years ago, I worked in advertising –  making TV commercials, magazine ads and the like. While casting kids for a tv commercial, this little girl showed up with her sweater mis-buttoned, so I said, “she has more buttons than holes.” Then, of course, I did a doodle… 1,051 more words

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