Using the media for positive change

Interview with Maluf Ashrafi, journalist and special envoy to President Ashraf Ghani   About the interviewer: Adela Khurrami began teaching at Star in 2012 after studying English Literature and Accounting at Iqra College in Karachi, Pakistan and teaching English in Quetta.   Can you briefly tell us about yourself? I am Shah Hussain Maluf Ashrafi,[…]


When this American woman

Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen was born in 1934. An early writer and guitarist, Cohen began to compose and release folk-rock and pop songs by the mid-1960s. One of his most famous compositions is “Hallelujah,” a song released in 1984. Cohen was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008, and he received[…]


New Teachers: Inspire Your Students to Write, Write, Write

Introduce this low-pressure writing strategy to increase engagement and lessen anxiety. Written by: Rebecca Alber Republished from: Are you giving students permission to fire write (write like crazy)? If there is too much pressure to get it right on the first draft it can often freeze up writers—not just young writers, all of us. Share[…]


Hillary Clinton blew the most winnable election in modern American history. And it’s her own fault.

By Damon Linker Republished from:   Bottom of Form It’s been nearly a month since Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election to an opponent that every knowledgeable political operative, strategist, and analyst considered the weakest major party candidate in modern American history. The time has come for Democrats to start taking responsibility for the loss.[…]