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Brian S. McGrath

Brian McGrath is Senior Editor of TIME Edge. He joined the staff in 2015. During his 20 years of classroom experience, he has been a middle school ELA teacher in the New York City public schools, a writing instructor at the Univeristy of Arizona and Rutgers University, and a literature professor at Claremont McKenna College. Brian holds a PhD in literature from Rutgers University, in New Jersey. He spends his free time reading, writing essays, and visiting art museums.

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U.N. Climate Report

April 8, 2022

Stopping climate change is possible. But time is running out, according to a new report released by the United Nations (U.N.) on April 4. In it, the world’s top climate scientists say that countries must sharply reduce their fossil-fuel emissions…

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United States

Pain at the Pump

March 18, 2022

Gas prices continue to rise. On March 13, the average cost of a gallon of regular gas in the United States was $4.43. That’s $1.54 higher than it was a year ago. “It’s very expensive, high for people who are…

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Honoring a Legend

March 17, 2022

On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first Black athlete to play modern Major League Baseball (MLB). Until then, most Black players were restricted to separate leagues. When Robinson took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers, in New York…

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Media Literacy

News, Interrupted

March 11, 2022

On March 4, Russia’s government made it illegal for journalists to report the facts about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. With that law in place, several major news organizations have suspended broadcasting in Russia. These include ABC and CNN. Journalists face…

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State of the Union

March 3, 2022

President Joe Biden gave his first State of the Union address on March 1. He spoke before Congress at the United States Capitol. Biden said that Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, would “pay a price” for invading Ukraine. Biden highlighted the…

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United States

Rams Win Super Bowl

February 17, 2022

The Los Angeles Rams won Super Bowl LVI, in Inglewood, California, on February 13. They defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23–20. It was the first Rams NFL title since the 1999 season. The Rams clinched their victory with less than a…

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New Nutrition Rules

February 11, 2022

On February 4, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced updates to school nutrition standards. The new rules are meant to help cafeterias get back to serving more-healthy meals. Administrators say providing nutritious meals has been difficult because of…

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Science

Grand Opening

January 13, 2022

On January 7 and 8, NASA’s new space telescope unfolded its huge, flower-shaped mirror. The James Webb Space Telescope will soon reach its destination a million miles from Earth. Its mission: to find evidence of how galaxies formed, more than…

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History

TIME Person of the Year

December 30, 2021

Billionaire inventor Elon Musk has been named TIME’s 2021 Person of the Year. The news was announced on December 13. “Person of the Year is a marker of influence,” says TIME’s editor in chief, Edward Felsenthal. “And few individuals have…

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Community

KOTY Nominee: Meet Mina

December 30, 2021

Who will become Kid of the Year for 2021? The answer will be revealed on February 9 during a TV special on Nickelodeon. In the weeks leading up to the show, we’ll be introducing the top five nominees. Read on!…

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