Hi there, loyal readers, and thank you for opening up this week’s issue of The Highlighter. Back nearly six years ago, when I launched this newsletter, most of its articles directly related to education. After all, I’m an educator, like many of you, so it made sense. Over time, though, my reading tastes have shifted. It’s less common now that I feature pieces on schools and teachers and students. Maybe it’s the pandemic. Or maybe it’s just that I’m reading more expansively now and looking for new topics (like Hot Cheetos, see below).
But no matter where my reading takes me, there’s no way I was going to pass up this week’s lead story
— an expertly reported, well-written, kind, generous article about a group of young people in Missouri who have navigated the past year of distance learning. It’s one of my favorite articles of 2021 so far, and I highly recommend it. In fact, I’ll be reaching out to the author, Susan Dominus
, to see if I can persuade her to join Article Club
in August so we can talk about her piece all together.
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