The overall drive for completing this project was that the MTA has been suffering. I have worked with three other people over the course of a semester. The conditions of the MTA are not up to par with other
Hello, my name is James. I am a student working towards an improved transportation. The MTA has its ups and downs. Despite the countless issues with the MTA, there are ongoing attempts to restructure and improve
I am astonished about your post, “M train to return to its normal routine after a year of Myrtle Viaduct reconstruction,” because I am also worried about everything regarding the MTA. The MTA needs to get it together. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “a shuttle bus making stops at Knickerbocker and Central Avenues…[Read more]
This is a youth-powered publishing platform that was started in 2003 by a group of teachers from local sites of the National Writing Project.
We merged several earlier blogging projects. We have found that there are many advantages to bringing students together in one site that lives beyond any particular class. It’s easier for individual students to read and write about their own passions, to connect with other students, comment on each other’s work, and create multimedia posts for each other. Further, it’s been exciting for us to pool our knowledge about curriculum, connected learning, and digital literacies.
There are over 8,000 posts and over 13,000 comments by young people on the site on topics as diverse as the American Dream, Shakespeare, and sports as well as original poems and stories.
Youth Voices is a platform for youth to write about their interests, both in school and outside of school: what they are reading, what their hobbies or future careers might be, what they enjoy in their spare time. Like all of us, students follow our national leadership and form opinions. They are also welcome to write about those topics as well.
Youth Voices is fully non-partisan and welcomes youth of all types, from all regions, and with all viewpoints. Educators support youth in writing and thoughtfully responding to each other through the use of commenting guides, using tags to show common interests, playlists to support self-guided inquiry; opinions expressed by writers are their own.
If being part of such a community makes sense to you, we invite you to join us. We welcome all youth and any teacher interested in having students publish online and participate in the give and take of a social network like Youth Voices.