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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Hollywood celebrity social media screeds exploded early on Election Day Tuesday, with several hysterical Hollywood elites sharing self-important screeds trashing Republican candidates and President Donald Trump. Some stars are hitting the campaign trail for their preferred Democrat candidates, while others are hitting send on posts meant to encourage their millions of followers to vote against the president and the GOP.Below is the Breitbart Election Day Celebrity Meltdown Live Wire. Follow along with us for all the latest midterm news and celebrity reactions. TBS late-night host Samantha Bee has some conspiracies about Texas voting machines malfunctioning. Actress Julianne Moore quoted left-wing icon Gloria Steinem with this look-at-me-I-voted selfie. Debra Messing left the caps lock button on again. Here is actor Adam Scott calling Georgia gubernatorial hopeful a “scumbag.” Director Jordan Peele thought this selfie would be inspiring. And here is Michael Moore with a … [Read more...] about Live Updates: Celebrity Midterm Madness — ‘Your Vote a Matter of Life and Death’
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When 29-year-old Mark Barbee was elected to serve as mayor of Bridgeport, Montgomery County last November, it was a historic moment for a municipality that’s seen better days a rock-skip across the Schuylkill River from Norristown. Barbee – the former councilman who drew 454 of the 864 votes cast – would be the first openly gay, African-American mayor of this tiny blue-collar borough. But less than a year later, the only history being made is far from good. In the nine months since his swearing-in, Barbee has been the focus of death threats, profane tirades at public meetings and a slew of racially charged comments – both veiled and otherwise. It’s gotten so bad that friends say they worry whether he's safe to walk home alone from Borough Hall at night.Much of the discord stems from controversy within the borough's 12-officer police department. After just two months on the job, Bridgeport Police Chief Randy Shannon quit. He … [Read more...] about Just months into first term, Bridgeport’s gay, black mayor faces death threats and racial attacks
Earlier this week I went to our fearless leader, politics editor Cindi Andrews, and told her I’ve been lying awake at night, tossing and turning. “I don’t know what matters to Jefferson County voters. I have to go talk to Jeffco voters!” I told her. Jeffco voters — especially those who are unaffiliated — are the Holy Grail in Colorado politics. If you don’t have them in your column, you aren’t going to win. So, last night I spent a few hours at my friend’s bar in Westminster talking politics over buffalo wings, burgers and beer. Besides being owned by my friend, Sideways Sports Lounge sits at an intersection of three precincts. According to county data, two of the precincts split 40-30-30, with a 10-point advantage for Democrats. The other neighborhood is 30-30-30. The location makes for a good sample of the county. Here’s what I learned: Education is the No. 1 issue on voters’ minds. Nearly everyone I spoke with … [Read more...] about The Spot: Can Stapleton win? What’s on the minds of Jeffco voters? And most taxpayers aren’t getting refunds.