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Storytelling for social justice in St. Louis

Students in St. Louis are steeped in gun violence, but a nonprofit art collective is working to change the dynamic by recruiting black youth to produce music, poetry, and other art to raise awareness about social justice issues in their community.

Virtual approaches to real-word problems

Nevada’s Office of Safe and Respectful Learning recently launched a new website for students and parents to report bullying online, raising questions about how the virtual approach will correct real-world problems in schools.

Lack of courage at the heart of nation’s political crises

In a passionate piece in The Atlantic that criticizes all corners of our current political world, Eliot A. Cohen diagnoses us all as suffering from a character crisis. While there are many “forces and phenomena in play,” he writes, “it is character that remains the issue that confronts us in almost every story about national politics . . . “

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