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Lina Mai

Lina Mai has been an Education Editor at TIME Edge since January 2017. She is a former public middle and high school teacher. Lina earned a master’s degree in education through the NYC Teaching Fellows. In addition, she has a bachelor’s degree in English from Cornell University and a master’s degree in journalism from U.C. Berkeley. In her free time, Lina enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time with her two daughters.

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Fannie Lou Hamer

January 1, 2020

Fannie Lou Hamer (October 6, 1917—March 14, 1977) was a civil rights activist. She fought to expand voting rights for African Americans and raise awareness of the terrible impact of segregation. As an African American born in the South…


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8 Questions for Mandy Manning

September 26, 2018

Mandy Manning teaches immigrant and refugee children in Spokane, Washington. She is the 2018 National Teacher of the Year. TFK’s Lina Mai spoke with her about Manning’s goals as an educator and the potential she sees in every student. 1.…

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Making Sense of the Media

August 31, 2018

Students at Capital Preparatory Magnet School, in Hartford, Connecticut, are watching a video of a basketball drill. “Keep track of how many passes the players dressed in white make,” Marcus Stallworth, a media-literacy educator, tells them. Many of the kids…



In the Moment

August 31, 2018

Ten fifth graders are sitting on a bright-blue rug in a classroom at P.S. 54, a public elementary school in Brooklyn, New York. When their teacher, Adrienne Heim, strikes a bell, they take a deep breath. The kids are practicing…

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What Are Magnets?

August 21, 2018

What do compasses, fans, and high-speed trains have in common? They all use magnets to function. Magnets are rocks or metals that create a powerful, invisible field. This field attracts other magnets and certain metals. The presence of a magnetic…

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What Are Planets?

August 9, 2018

Stargazers in ancient Greece noticed that during the night, a few bright objects moved among the constellations. They called these objects planetes, meaning “wanderers.” We still call them planets. But our understanding of these celestial bodies has grown since…



Help for Earthquake Victims

August 8, 2018

Rescuers are working to help victims of a powerful earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok. The earthquake struck Lombok on August 5. It left 131 people dead. That’s according to Sutopo Purwo Nugroho. He is the spokesperson for the…

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Lyndon B. Johnson

August 2, 2018

President Lyndon B. Johnson (August 27, 1908—January 22, 1973) advanced equality through major civil rights legislation and social service programs. He is also remembered for expanding U.S. military involvement in the Vietnam War. Lyndon B. Johnson was vice president when…


Snack Recall

July 25, 2018

Say goodbye to certain kinds of Goldfish, Swiss Rolls, and Ritz crackers. The snacks have been recalled. This is due to possible salmonella contamination. People infected with salmonella often have nausea, fever, and abdominal pain. Why were the products pulled…

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Susan B. Anthony

July 12, 2018

Susan B. Anthony (February 15, 1820—March 13, 1906) was a pioneer in the movement for women’s suffrage in the United States. She laid the foundation for the 19th Amendment, which granted American women the right to vote. Susan B. Anthony…