“I want to constantly sharpen my skills,” says Jada, who may become the first in her family to graduate college. “There’s always room for improvement.” Around the same time, another daughter of immigrants boards an MBTA bus bound for a school near Jada’s. Britney Mendez, dressed in her signature yellow hoodie, her fingernails painted an alternating pattern of yellow and blue, is weary from working late shifts at a pet supplies store. She’ll maybe catch a nap on the ride in from her family’s Dorchester home, often heading to Starbucks once she arrives at school. Britney is a bright student, too. Middle school teachers once urged her to take the entrance test for the city’s elite exam schools, a step she says she wasn’t ready to take. Now as she approaches graduation, however, Britney’s become more academically erratic: Though she’s enrolled in several Advanced Placement courses, she also spent a summer making up … [Read more...] about Neighboring schools, worlds apart
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By Karen Zurawski Published 1:46 pm CDT, Monday, March 25, 2019 Johann Pally has played the Tabla, a traditional Indian drum, for more than 13 years. He was introduced to the instrument by his now-late uncle during a summer visit by his family to India. In purple in this photo, he performs with Tabla Houston for its biannual Laya Taal Saadhana concert in late 2016. less Johann Pally has played the Tabla, a traditional Indian drum, for more than 13 years. He was introduced to the instrument by his now-late uncle during a summer visit by his family to India. In purple in this ... more Photo: Courtesy Johann Pally / Courtesy Johann Pally Photo: Courtesy Johann Pally / Courtesy Johann Pally Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 Johann Pally has played the Tabla, a traditional … [Read more...] about Cinco Ranch grad blends high-tech with humanitarian issues
Finding $1 million Re: "Rebel memorial to go — In 11-4 vote, council starts process toward removing monument," Feb. 14 news story. No money to fix potholes, no money for raises for police and firefighters, no money available to help homeless, no money to feed the hungry children of Dallas County, but they can find $1 million to remove Confederate statues — something is wrong with this picture! That bunch is a joke!Frank Caldwell, PlanoSpend money elsewhereI have been heartsick for over a year not to see the beautiful statue of Robert E. Lee in what was formerly known as Lee Park. Now, City Council has decided to spend almost half a million dollars to remove or relocate additional Confederate statues. Our police and fire departments desperately need more money to recruit for their thinning ranks and our elected officials choose to spend Dallas dollars to obliterate American history. Even ugly parts of history are important to preserve because they … [Read more...] about Letters: Do we recognize or ignore our Confederate history?
LA PLATA, Md. — A federal appeals court has ruled that a Maryland high school's lesson on Islam during world history class didn't violate a Christian student's Constitutional rights. News outlets report the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week that La Plata High School wasn't endorsing any particular religion with a lecture on Muslim beliefs during the 2014-2015 school year. While Caleigh Wood received a lower grade for refusing to complete the lesson, it didn't affect her final grade. Wood's attorney, Richard Thompson, leads a national Christian nonprofit law firm and plans to seek review. He says the lesson led to "forced speech of a young Christian girl." The judges' opinion said court interference would endanger academic freedom. Charles County schools attorney Andrew Scott says religion is crucial to understanding history. … [Read more...] about Christian student loses legal challenge of lesson on Islam
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Supported by ByPeter Baker Nov. 11, 2018 PARIS — Leaders from around the world gathered at the Arc de Triomphe on Sunday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I even as the international bonds that were forged in that moment of peace have again come under strain. President Emmanuel Macron of France, who hosted the ceremony on a dreary, rain-soaked day, used the occasion to implicitly rebuke the “America First” assault on globalism and international institutions by President Trump, who sat nearby stone-faced and unmoved. “Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism,” Mr. Macron said in a speech to the world leaders and others gathered at the arch. “Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism by saying, ‘our interest first, who cares about the … [Read more...] about World Leaders Gather to Remember the End of World War I