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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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Bridging the Arts Gap

June 14, 2018

Jayden Hairston was frustrated. More than anything in the world, he wanted to learn how to sing. His elementary school in Yonkers—just north of New York City—didn’t offer the music instruction he needed. So he begged his parents to sign…

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All Kinds of Minds

June 1, 2018

Imagine. Tinker. Create. Successful inventors have long followed these steps. In her new book, Calling All Minds, Temple Grandin explores the history and science behind many of the world’s most groundbreaking inventions. She told TFK that her goal is to…

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The Royal Wedding

May 21, 2018

Millions of people around the world watched the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19. The ceremony was held at St. George’s Chapel, at Windsor Castle, in Windsor, England. Markle made headlines when she walked down the…

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Into the Wild

April 5, 2018

A crocodile in Uganda gently scoops her infants into her mouth. Behind her teeth, she holds the hatchlings and carries them to a river. But one of the babies in the croc’s jaws is not an ordinary hatchling. It’s a…


Justice for All

February 16, 2018

On September 4, 1957, 14-year-old Carlotta Walls and eight other black teenagers approached Little Rock Central High School, in Arkansas. It was supposed to be their first day of school, but angry protesters threatened the students, and Arkansas National Guardsmen…

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Making Music Again

February 16, 2018

A project to repair damaged instruments is bringing music back to public schools. In December, 400 musicians, young and old, marched onto the stage of the 23rd Street Armory, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. One hauled out a cello with dangling strings.…

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Boy Scouts to Welcome Girls

October 23, 2017

The Boy Scouts of America announced on October 11 that it will admit girls. Starting next year, girls in grades 1 to 5 will be able to join Cub Scout dens. The dens will be separated by gender. Each Cub…


Reversing Extinction

October 2, 2017

Bringing species back from extinction may seem more like science fiction than reality. But scientists are close to being able to bring animals back from the dead. The first major breakthrough in de-extinction came just over 15 years ago. A…