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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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Climate Protests

September 22, 2023

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of New York City on September 17. They had a message for President Joe Biden: It’s time for the United States to move away from oil and gas. “We hold the power of…


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Their Day in Court

September 21, 2023

This summer, a group of kids in Montana took the state to court over climate change—and won. On August 14, Judge Kathy Seeley issued her decision. She said the state’s support of fossil fuels violated the kids’ right to a…



Natural Disasters in Africa

September 15, 2023

Rescue efforts continue in North Africa. The region has been hit with two major natural disasters. An earthquake struck Morocco on September 8. Two days later, rain brought devastating floods to parts of Libya. The 6.8-magnitude quake in Morocco…


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Puffins on the Rise

September 8, 2023

Atlantic puffins have made a comeback in Maine. For the second year in a row, more of these seabirds have been able to raise chicks there. Some 3,000 puffins are living on islands off Maine’s coast. Only a quarter…



The Pet Doctor

September 6, 2023

If you enjoy learning about interesting jobs, find this article and more like it on Your Hot Job, TFK's career-focused website for kids. What does your future hold? Meet Arvid Edward. He first heard of veterinarians in ninth grade. He…


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Strikes in Hollywood

September 1, 2023

Writers and actors continue to strike in Hollywood. They’re concerned about pay and the use of AI in the entertainment industry. They're striking against companies such as Disney and Netflix. “The entire business model has been changed” because of streaming,…


Should Kids Use AI to Do Homework?

August 30, 2023

Artificial intelligence is part of our everyday lives. It makes our smart devices work. You might already be using an AI program in school. But advanced chatbots, like ChatGPT, are new. They’re called generative AI. Ask a chatbot a question,…


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Wildfires on Maui

August 24, 2023

On August 8, wildfires swept through Lahaina. The town is on the Hawaiian island of Maui. These were the deadliest fires the United States has seen in a century. At press time, 115 people have died. That number is expected…



Sweet Science

August 23, 2023

If you enjoy learning about interesting jobs, find this article and more like it on Your Hot Job, TFK's career-focused website for kids. What does your future hold? Maya Warren graduated from Minnesota’s Carleton College. Then she earned a PhD…



A Juneteenth Celebration

June 16, 2023

This story was originally published on June 15, 2021. It was updated on June 16, 2023. On June 19, people across the United States celebrate Juneteenth. The holiday commemorates the ending of slavery in the U.S., in 1865. Juneteenth is…