It takes hard work and dedication to graduate at the top of your high school class — whether you end up in the top 10 among 90 classmates or the top 35 among 350. Today we salute the hundreds of students who accomplished that rank in St. Paul and other east metro schools. This annual project invites schools to send us a list of their “Top Graduates,” however they define them. Some schools designate the traditional valedictorian and salutatorian, others define a Top 10, and some recognize a long list of students who have achieved honors status. Our 2019 compilation shows students headed to colleges from coast to coast — from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, to the University of California Berkeley. As college majors, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) is strong. Some 80 students featured will major in a bioscience field; another 80 in an engineering discipline; three dozen in computer science. Other graduates are joining the U.S. military or … [Read more...] about Top graduates 2019: When their hard work meets the future
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Trump’s Tax Cut One Year Later: What Happened? Supported by Many corporations made good on promises to raise wages and pay bonuses. But others announced layoffs, even as the $1.5 trillion tax cut added billions to their bottom lines. ByJim Tankersley Dec. 27, 2018 There was a point in early 2018 when big American companies couldn’t stop talking about the Trump tax cuts. Flush with the projected savings from a $1.5 trillion law, they promised to raise wages, hand out bonuses to workers and invest in big projects. They scored headlines, along with applause from President Trump. The fawning faded quickly. Analysts noted that the handouts to workers amounted to a relatively small share of the roughly $200 billion in federal income taxes that corporations avoided thanks to the cuts. Wages … [Read more...] about Trump’s Tax Cut One Year Later: What Happened?
Heather Long, The Washington Post Published 6:50 am PST, Monday, November 12, 2018 Chip Litchfield and his partner, Penni Brink, enjoy lunch in their RV at the Interstate 24 Campground in Smyrna, Tenn. Chip Litchfield and his partner, Penni Brink, enjoy lunch in their RV at the Interstate 24 Campground in Smyrna, Tenn. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By William DeShazer Penni Brink, left, and Chip Litchfield pose for a portrait outside of their RV at the I-24 Campground in Smyrna, Tenn., on Sept. 20. Penni Brink, left, and Chip Litchfield pose for a portrait outside of their RV at the I-24 Campground in Smyrna, Tenn., on Sept. 20. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By William DeShazer Robert and Jessica Meinhofer and their two children in front of the RV. Robert and Jessica Meinhofer and their two children in front of the RV. … [Read more...] about 1 million Americans live in RVs. Meet the ‘modern nomads.’
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Michael Blanding October 02, 2018 “YOU WANT TO COME SEE the worm bin?” asks Mary, a towheaded 9-year-old, who then hustles me to a shed on the edge of an outdoor garden at the JP Green School in Jamaica Plain. Sifting through a green plastic bin, she shows off dark, wet soil teeming with wriggling red worms. “The worms break down the compost and it’s good soil and fertilizer for the plants,” she says. “It’s like poop.” A few steps away, her 10-year-old brother, Jimmy, is standing at a cinder-block wall, painting a mural of a tree that, he says, grows cats in a “parallel dimension.” Other children are helping to build a chicken coop, or just wandering among the gardens of lettuce, cilantro, and wood sorrel.Nothing about the scene this Tuesday morning in June looks anything like school — and that’s by … [Read more...] about What is unschooling? Take a look at the newest home-schooling trend
Read more transcripts from Face the Nation here. JOHN DICKERSON: It's Sunday, September 16th. I am John Dickerson and this is FACE THE NATION. Florence has been downgraded to a depression, but her fury continues as North Carolina faces catastrophic flooding and record rainfall. We'll have the latest. Where Florence is headed next and what she has left behind from our CBS team covering the storm, the head of FEMA, Brock Long. Plus, two senators whose states have been hit hard, North Carolina's Thom Tillis and South Carolina's Lindsey Graham. Another storm making headlines this week, Hurricane Maria, which left an estimated three thousand dead in Puerto Rico a year ago. The President disputed that figure drawing criticism from both parties and the families of the victims. And the clouds darkened over the White House as former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort accepted a plea bargain from special counsel, Robert Mueller. Just … [Read more...] about Full transcript: “Face the Nation” on September 16, 2018