Lois Lowry is the author of more than 30 books for young readers, including The Giver. She’s been called the “godmother of dystopian Young Adult literature.” She does not like that label. Read the interview here.
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Way too much is being put on the comments made by Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver, Antonio Brown..pertaining to backup quarterback Mike Vick following the 24-20 win over the San Diego Chargers this past Monday night. 472 more words
Kudos to Tony Norman for his recent harangue in the Portfolio column of the Post-Gazette. Norman, uncharacteristically bitter and sardonic, calls out Pittsburgh as the “whitest city in America” (for its size)– “one of the least diverse and least inclusive metro areas in America.” He effectively makes the case that Pittsburgh is an urban “Mayberry” in its parochial tolerance and nurturing of racism. 542 more words
At its best, the Promise movement attacks the opportunity gap. But to sustain a Promise program is hardly an easy task. By design, such a program motivates students to perform well academically thus a growing number are expected to meet the requirements each year. 521 more words