Podcast Delivering Five Minutes of Poetry Once a Day
The Slowdown is Tracy K. Smith’s poetry podcast, produced in partnership with the Poetry Foundation. Every weekday Smith delivers a different way to see the world through poetry. Recent episodes include “When I Am Six” by Aimee Nezhukumatathil, “Amores Perros” by Angela Narciso Torres, “Her Daughter’s Eyes” by Luci Tapahonso, “The Season of Phantasmal Peace” by Derek Walcott, and “song: for my high school sweetheart” by Yaya Yao. The free podcasts are produced by American Public Media and made available for listening on demand on iOS and Android devices or a web player.
We Need Diverse Books (WNDB), a nonprofit advocacy group seeking to diversify the publishing industry, has rolled out an initiative to fight book bans with a grant program targeting schools and libraries in underserved communities.
To support math and STEM understanding, a variety books can help teachers at preK–grade 4 provide meaningful conversations with their students by integrating mathematical understandings through children’s literature. These books are among teachers’ favorites.
The Reach Every Reader initiative—a collaboration among Harvard Graduate School of Education, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Integrated Learning Initiative, and Florida State University—is expanding access to its pioneering Small Wonders app as part of its work to provide comprehensive early literacy solutions through research in education, developmental psychology, and technology.