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Ring in the Holidays (and Support 826!) With ‘A Very She & Him Christmas’

December 4, 2019

 ‘Tis the season for carols and jingles — and singing along to a classic holiday album: A Very She & Him Christmas!  Recorded by Zooey Deschanel (She) & M. Ward (Him) and released in 2011 by Merge Records, an independent record … Continue reading

Celebrating the Power of Student Voice at the 826 Story Soirée

December 4, 2019

Celebrating a movement centered on creativity, democracy, and amplifying student voice through writing. That’s what happened on Nov. 7 in New York City at the inaugural 826 Story Soirée, an evening hosted by 826 National and 826NYC.  The event, held … Continue reading

10 Tips From 826 Students for a More Welcoming Classroom

October 23, 2019

Name-calling, whispering campaigns, hurtful teasing, being excluded from activities, and physical abuse — these are just some of the bullying behaviors 1 in 5 students nationwide experience every day at school. It’s painful in the moment to be bullied by your … Continue reading

Stopping Bullying Starts With ‘Include Someone, Make a Difference’

October 4, 2019

Orange isn’t only the color of fall leaves and pumpkins. In October, it’s also the color of bullying prevention! Throughout the month we’re out to help students stop bullying before it starts through “Include Someone, Make a Difference,” our latest … Continue reading

826 Is on BBC Radio! Kapow!

September 30, 2019

826NYC and 826 Boston recently had a very special visitor: award-winning writer, producer, and presenter Cathy FitzGerald. This summer, London-based FitzGerald flew across the pond to discover the magic of 826, and she’s telling the world all about it! On … Continue reading

826 Students Guest Edit ‘The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2019’

September 30, 2019

Get ready to make some space on your bookshelf because The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2019 is here!  826 National once again has the honor of serving as the series’ editor and New York Times bestselling author Edan Lepucki — author … Continue reading

Ozy.com Takes its Readers to a Future Written by 826 Students

September 12, 2019

A “curious display of doughnuts” and students writing their futures. That’s what writer Cameron Berger discovered when he paid a visit to 826LA and it’s Echo Park Time Travel Mart.  And as Berger detailed in “Where Kids Reap the Rewards … Continue reading

Write the Future With 826 and Tattly Does Good!

September 5, 2019

Who writes the future? Here at 826, the answer is always our students. That’s why we’re thrilled to share “Write the Future,” our collaboration with temporary tattoo design company Tattly! The colorful wearable art, designed by fine artist, author, and … Continue reading

826 Digital Educator Spotlight: Christie Cognevich

August 4, 2019

We’re honored to introduce you to our second 826 Digital Spotlight Educator, Christie Cognevich. Christie is a high school English teacher at Mount Carmel Academy in New Orleans, LA! For Christie, sometimes the abundance of creative writing resources online means … Continue reading