An Education on Education

The statistics are dire. Nearly one-third of U.S. high school students drop out. And less than one-third of eighth-graders are up to where they…

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Dog Is My Co-Pilot

In the early 1990s, it looked like indie bookstores were on the way out. Amazon.com dominated, and big-box stores were booming. Between then and…

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Art on the Page

Some of you may have gazed up at the facade above 826 Valencia and thought, “Huh, what I would give for a few hours…

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A Heartbreaking Groove

If you think Dave Eggers is meta, hang onto your genre-blurring debut memoir and your well-intentioned volunteer position at 826 Valencia. Jonathan Plummer made…

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Writers’ Block Party

Five years ago, author Dave Eggers created 826 Valencia, the mostly youth-oriented nonprofit writing lab and tutoring center located in a storefront in the…

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