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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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Opinion

Should Libraries Charge Late Fees?

January 10, 2024

Have you ever been fined for returning a book to the library after its due date? It might seem reasonable for libraries to charge late fees. How else would they get anyone to return their books? But the practice could…

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Science

Discovery in Space

December 8, 2023

Astronomers have discovered an unusual solar system near Earth. It’s made up of six planets orbiting a star. What makes this system rare is that the planets’ orbits appear to be coordinated. Scientists compare their movement to a perfectly timed…

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Technology

Tech Industry Shake-Up

December 1, 2023

Recently, the tech industry was shaken up. The CEO of OpenAI was fired over disagreements about how to safely build artificial intelligence. OpenAI is the company that created the chatbot ChatGPT. Sam Altman ran the company. But on November 17,…

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United States

Hunger on the Rise

November 10, 2023

Millions of Americans cannot afford to buy enough food. That’s according to a recent report by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). It found that the number of households facing food insecurity jumped to 17 million in 2022, from…

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United States

Start Your Engines

November 2, 2023

Jaxon Porter is happiest behind the wheel. Sitting just inches off the ground, he pops his go-kart into high gear as he comes out of a turn, accelerating to 
70 m.p.h. “I just love going fast,” Jaxon told TIME for…

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United States

Should Perfect Attendance Be Rewarded?

November 1, 2023

It’s common for schools to reward students for achievements in sports and academics. Some schools reward kindness. What about perfect attendance? Should students be rewarded for showing up every day? There’s no doubt that success at school depends on being…

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United States

Autoworkers Strike

October 6, 2023

Some 7,000 autoworkers in Michigan and Illinois joined an ongoing strike against Ford and General Motors (GM) on September 30. They’re trying to get job protections and higher pay from car companies. Another 18,000 American autoworkers have been striking for…

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United States

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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United States

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…

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World

Natural Disasters in Africa

September 15, 2023

Rescue efforts continue in North Africa, a region that 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…

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