Holly Korbey is an education and parenting journalist writing about teachers, parents, and schools for a national audience. Her work has appeared inThe New York Times, The Atlantic, Medium's Bright, Brain, Child Magazine, Babble, The Nervous Breakdown, the essay collection How to Fit a Car Seat on a Camel and others. She is a regular contributor on education for George Lucas's Edutopia as well as NPR's MindShift blog, out of San Francisco member station KQED. She's also been nominated for an Education Writers Association award for outstanding reporting on how dyslexia is handled in schools.
“I laud the author for diving deeply into an underreported topic. The writing is a notch above, and the [interviews of] families and teachers … are insightful.”--EWA judge for The Challenges of Identifying Dyslexia in Students
Holly writes and speaks on issues happening inside classrooms, including the arts, dyslexia and reading, nature and open-ended play and more. She lives in Music City, USA, with her husband and three sons. She can usually be found reading a book at Little League practice.
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Girls Knit Their Way to a Math Career, Bright
How can knitting bring more girls to STEM careers? A researcher at Vanderbilt University is studying the connection between knitting, math and knitters who may not realize the complexity of what they're making.
New Times Call for a New Civics, Edutopia
After decades of decline, civics education may be staging a comeback as teachers help their students make sense of a heated political climate.
Will Virtual Reality Drive Deeper Learning? Edutopia
As an ever-growing array of virtual reality tools hits schools, educators wonder if the technology lives up to its hype.
School Lunches are Too Short. And That's a Problem. ,Bright
Rushed eating can affect kids’ health and create food waste. A growing movement is fighting to give students more time at the table.
How Hip-Hop Can Bring Shakespeare to Life, MindShift
British hip-hop star Akala talks about his Hip-Hop Shakespeare Company, and how Biggie and the Bard are more connected than we might think.
How Creating Imagery Can Help Dyslexic Students Struggling with Shakespeare, MindShift
A researcher finds that creating imagery alongside Shakespeare helps dyslexic students understand and remember.
Understanding Dyslexia and the Reading Brain in Kids, MindShift
What is dyslexia, and how does it affect the reading brain? This is first of a five-part series on dyslexia in schools for MindShift.
Why Recognizing Dyslexia at School Can Be Difficult, MindShift
Dyslexia is the most common type of learning disability but diagnosing it and providing services for kids in private and public schools can be a long uphill battle.
Dyslexia and the Wider World of Creativity and Talent, MindShift
Having reading difficulties can make a person feel less smart compared to others, but by recognizing differences and talents, people with dyslexia can find ways to excel. Part of five-part series on dyslexia in schools.
Who Helps Kids with Dyslexia Gain Reading Fluency?, MindShift
Often, teachers don't receive enough training in what to do when kids fail to learn to read. Part of five-part dyslexia series.
Millions of Teachers Minting Millionaire Teachers, Medium's Bright
Teachers Pay Teachers is a multi-million dollar curriculum marketplace offering teachers something more than money.