Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

“Students protest at four high schools” (James Tipton)

Monday, April 26th, 2010

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………………..spring thaw
………………..a new ball
………………..under the bleachers

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Headlines:

“Students protest at four high schools” (Philly Blurbs)

“In New Jersey, a Civics Lesson in the Internet Age” (New York Times)

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Poem by James Tipton (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“I hate books!” (Robert Moyer)

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

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flipping pages
across her nose
new book

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Headlines:

“I Hate Books!” (Care 2)

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Poem by Robert Moyer (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Teaching Kids to Read from the Back of a Burro” (Bill Waters)

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

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………………..books and hope—
………………..the teacher travels
………………..from village to village

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Headlines:

“Teaching Kids to Read from the Back of a Burro” (CNN)

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Poem by Bill Waters (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Alex Moore Suicide: Alabama Teen Bullying Victim Jumps to Death” (Michael Henry Lee)

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

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prom checklist—
corsage, tux, limo
bodyguard

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Headlines:

“Alex Moore Suicide: Alabama Teen Bullying Victim Jumps to Death” (Cyber Bullying News)

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Poem by Michael Henry Lee (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet. Our deepest sympathies to the family of Alex Moore.

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“NSW school system failed bullied teen: coroner” (Michael Henry Lee)

Monday, July 5th, 2010

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in less time than it took
to say we’re sorry
you were gone

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Headlines:

“NSW school system failed bullied teen: coroner” (ABC News)

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Poem by Michael Henry Lee (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“More than a money issue” (Dick Whyte)

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

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solo mum
cleaning her daughter’s room
the barbie
has more shoes
than she does

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Headlines:

“Changing social norms could take generations” (NZ Herald)

“More than a money issue” (NZ Herald)

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Poem by Dick Whyte (see editor biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Libraries need investment to thrive” (Liam Wilkinson)

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

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done
with real life
I borrow
a handful of dreams
from the library

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Headlines:

“Libraries need investment to thrive” (The Guardian)

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Poem by Liam Wilkinson (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Four In 10 Say Marriage Is Becoming Obsolete: 15 Percent Of Kids Have Divorced Parents” (Michael Henry Lee)

Monday, December 27th, 2010

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parent teacher day
the class turtle
fends for itself

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Headlines:

“Four In 10 Say Marriage Is Becoming Obsolete: 15 Percent Of Kids Have Divorced Parents” (WCVB)

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Poem by Michael Henry Lee (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Student fees protests: Does rioting change anything?” (Claire Everett)

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

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clutching at the hope
that one day I will
get through to you…
the warm trickle of blood
from the stone in my hand

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Headlines:

“Student fees protests: Does rioting change anything?” (BBC)

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Poem by Claire Everett (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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“Is it time to dump your financial adviser?” (Paul David Mena)

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

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gibbous moon
beyond the clouds
my unreturned calls

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Headlines:

“Is it time to dump your financial adviser?” (Reuters)

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Poem by Paul David Mena (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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