15 Funny Memes for All The Teachers Out There!

15 Funny Memes for All The Teachers Out There!

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It’s National Teacher’s Day! Today we celebrate all the hard work our teacher’s do every school year, from teaching kids, to tutoring them, to offering helping hands and advice, and much much more. As someone who was a student for many, many years, (and a teacher’s assistant for much, much less) I can give a good guess at what it was like for all the teachers I had to actually teach my classes. To all the great teachers I’ve had, I say “Thank you!!” for all the help and care you gave me. To make things a little more fun, here are …

Start Off Black History Month With a Book From the Rolling Thunder Book Bus!

Start Off Black History Month With a Book From the Rolling Thunder Book Bus!

Black History Month is here! Starting the month off on a good foot (or tire) is a book bus offering lots of books to a school in Oklahoma. The Rolling Thunder Book Bus is offering tons of new books donning the faces of several important figures in black history such as Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King Jr., Booker T. Washington, Harriet Tubman, W.E.B. DuBois, and many more.   image via nba   Many second graders in the school waited patiently as NBA player Dennis Schröder was on the book bus helping students pick two books each. You can check out …

Economists Agree, ‘Our Economy Needs More English Majors’

Economists Agree, ‘Our Economy Needs More English Majors’

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According to The Washington Post, fewer people are majoring in English than ever before, despite the fact that enrollment in higher education is at an all-time high.     This is likely the result of the United States’ turbulent economy, and a rising need for job security. Right now, more people are choosing to study STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), for the sake of a career path. More often than not, people believe that studying STEM leads directly to getting a good job more often than studying anything related to the humanities. Or, at the very least, college students …

LGBTQ Books Are Being Censored and Authors Are Fighting Back

LGBTQ Books Are Being Censored and Authors Are Fighting Back

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According to Entertainment Weekly Middle Schools across the country are resisting teaching LGBTQ material in the classroom. One incident occurred with an author called Jen-Petro Roy, who had booked a trip to Texas in order to talk with students about her book, P.S. I Miss You.   Image Via Goodreads   The novel follows an eleven year old girl who begins questioning her faith and sexuality, discovering she may not be straight and what that means for her identity. But, out of the blue, the school cancelled the scheduled visit. According to Roy, the school had decided that by featuring her work, they’d …

‘Harry Potter’ Prequel Series Coming to Television!

‘Harry Potter’ Prequel Series Coming to Television!

Starved for more Harry Potter content? Well look no further, Potterheads, as exciting news as been unveiled today! According to Book Riot, Warner Brothers is in the very early stages of developing a Harry Potter prequel series for TV. The series will be attached to Warner Brothers’ upcoming streaming service. The series will occur mostly at Hogwarts, according to the press release, as well as occasional visits to other parts of Europe. While the Harry Potter franchise is already packed to the brim with novels, video games, board games, movies, comics, and Broadway plays, we can’t help but be excited for this latest addition to the …