Writing school

The new use of smartphones by adolescents? Write school papers on them.

“Oh yes,” says Samantha DeWitt, a second year student at King Philip Regional High School in Wrentham. “Everyone I know now talks about how they make newspapers everywhere.” Michael McCarthy, English teacher at Chelsea High School, adds: “Even my PA students sometimes [a paper] virtually everything on their phone. He got used to hearing students […]

Writing school

NYU and University of Limerick Launch Frank McCourt Summer Writing School

The late Frank McCourt was a hero of the Irish and Irish American literary scenes, emerging from carpentry to win the 1996 Pulitzer for Angela’s Ashes, a memoir from his childhood in Limerick. Before becoming an author, McCourt worked for decades as a teacher in the New York public school system. So it’s only fitting […]