Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.” – Rita Dove, Poet Laureate of the United States, 1993-1995
This month schools across the nation come together to recognize the poets and poetry that have made a huge impact on our culture. The celebration of National Poetry Month was instituted in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, its purpose being to promote poetry’s vital place in our culture. It is the largest celebration of literary arts in the world,
This guest blog features a Q&A with Carmen Ortiz-McGhee, a member of the NEA Foundation’s Board of Directors, on her work with the Foundation and as an advocate for diversity. It was originally published by Susana G Baumann, editor-in-chief at
Tis the season to rejoice and reflect! As 2014 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at educators who took advantage of our resources to the benefit of their students. Interested in one or more of these educational resources, grant
Public high school education isn’t what it used to be. How we learn and what we learn has changed dramatically over recent years. Thankfully, changes have resulted in what has been called the most educated and informed generation ever.
As a first generation college student from Albany, New York, I had a limited concept of what to expect from college beyond my visits. I had no idea of how my world was about to open up in unexpected ways. During my freshman year, I met Dr.
We are delighted to
introduce to you the seven globally-recognized scholars, thought leaders, and
practitioners, who will serve as the inaugural cohort of our newly formed
Senior Fellows Advisory Group.
Today, we recognize four young scholars— Bianca Couture, Ashdon Reynolds, Alton Skinner, and Brianna Smith. These students have not only demonstrated a commitment to learning, but also lead by example in their communities, whether through