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Poetry and Promise: Education Reform & the Arts

I judged a poetry slam this weekend—Louder Than A Bomb–Tulsa! It’s amazing to hear young people sharing about their lives and ideas through poetry. This was the second year for the event. The excitement and enthusiasm expressed by these students was palpable: Listening to their poetry really made me start thinking anew about just how […]

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John Legend & Partners Ask Students: What’s Going On…NOW?

“In 1971, Marvin Gaye captured and commented on the spiritual and cultural chaos of the nation with his album, What’s Going On. It’s been 40 years. What’s changed? What’s Going On…Now? You Tell Us.” That quote is from the homepage of the What’s Going On…Now website, the product of a collaboration between the Kennedy Center, […]

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