Chris Berdik, The Washington Post Published 6:51 am PST, Monday, December 24, 2018 PORTLAND, Maine - On a recent fall morning in the library of King Middle School here, four seventh-grade girls interviewed an immigrant from Peru named Luis Millones who is a Spanish professor at Colby College. One girl asked Millones what he missed about the country he left nearly three decades ago. "I miss the sound of the language, because it kind of fades away," he said. "I miss the sunset over the ocean. I miss the smell of earth in the highlands right after it rains. I miss also some tastes, like Peruvian chili and fruits like the lucuma, which I can never find anywhere else." The girls took turns asking Millones other questions. Why did he come to America? What were his first impressions? Did he ever feel mistreated as an immigrant? They split up other tasks, too, such as taking notes, recording video, requesting photographs and emailing follow-up questions. In the weeks ahead, the … [Read more...] about What if personalized learning was less about me and more about us?
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DONALD Trump has taken to Twitter to lash out at a new book by infamous Watergate journalist Bob Woodward, which paints a dysfunctional White House. The explosive book, titled Fear: Trump in the White House, openly critiques his presidency and describes the administration as having a “nervous breakdown of executive power”. But who wrote it and what claims have been made? Who is Bob Woodward? Bob Woodward is a long-serving investigative journalist, associate editor and author who is best known for his work on the Watergate scandal. The now 75-year-old is one half of the Washington Post reporting team that helped bring down Richard Nixon's presidency in the early 70s. The collaborative work of Woodward and Bernstein during the scandal was described as "maybe the single greatest reporting effort of all time" by long-time journalism figure Gene Roberts. Woodward continued to work for The Washington Post after his reporting on Watergate and is now the paper’s associate … [Read more...] about Who is Bob Woodward, what did his book Fear say about Trump and what claims did he make about Watergate?
Police stops still discriminate Long Island City: The April 12 editorial “What mass incarceration?” hails a steep decline in the number of criminal court cases in the five boroughs and a significant drop in the combined annual number of arrests, summonses and stop, question and frisk incidents. But you ignore the stark racial disparities that continue to exist in police actions despite the dramatic reductions in overall numbers. It’s true that since 2011, after a tremendous advocacy effort, the city put in place numerous reforms regarding stop-and-frisk policy and broken-windows policing. Yet, in 2017, New Yorkers were stopped by the police 10,861 times, and still 90% of the people stopped were black or Latino. Moreover, 67%, or 7,301 people of the total stopped, were innocent of any wrongdoing. Current policies have reduced the total number of people impacted — but not the disproportionality at which communities of color are impacted. If we refuse to … [Read more...] about Readers sound off on police discrimination, NYCHA and night owls
PUBLISHED: 08:00 07 April 2018 Work has started on the Pears building at the Royal Free Hospital. Picture: LINDA GROVE Archant Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Ham&High readers this week. Fairness needed over Pears Building Linda Grove, Belsize Grove, Hampstead, writes: Residents in Belsize Park and Hampstead are faced with years of hell from building noise and pollution, all of which could have been managed with better consultation from the hospital . A new-hoarding has gone up by Hampstead Green which is not high enough. Residents will have a full live show of the contractors workings for several years to come. Several of the hospital board members live in the area ,and their silence is noticeable, as the build is not on their doorstep but in Belsize Park. I wonder why they are so quiet . These same people shout about Abacus Belsize Park Primary school’s home in the old police station because they think the traffic will increase and destroy a historic … [Read more...] about Ham&High letters: Pears building, Queen Mary’s House, anti-Semitism, loneliness, leaving councillors, knife crime, Swiss Cottage and fire mix-up
Socialist Left party leader Audun Lysbakken votes by a poster that reads 'Thank you for using your right to vote'. Photo: Gorm Kallestad / NTB scanpix Most of Norway’s national and regional newspapers understandably led with the country’s general election on their front pages on Monday. Some of the newspapers feature up-to-date polls, others speak to voters, while some have gone with opinion pieces in attempt to encourage readers to go to the polls. The outcome of Monday’s election, in which sitting Conservative Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Labour leader Jonas Gahr Støre hope to be given a mandate to lead the Norwegian government for the next four years, is one of the closest in recent memory – is also reflected by the various newspaper headlines. Her er 12 avisførstesider fra valgdagen https://t.co/i5nKqrohEn #fd_AP — feedcatdemon (@feedcatdemon) September 11, 2017 Dagens Næringsliv goes with a headline that reflects the poor … [Read more...] about Here’s what Norway’s newspapers are saying about election day