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?
NASHVILLE — Retiring U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., is catching flak from top GOP Senate leaders over favorable remarks he's made about Democrat and former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen, who is vying with Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn for Corker's Senate seat. The Washington Post reported Thursday that Corker, a former Chattanooga mayor and state finance commissioner, was warned by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., that his comments on Bredesen and other matters risk hurting GOP efforts to hold on to its razor-thin majority in November's mid-term elections. Meanwhile, Sen. Corey Gardner, R-Colo., who is chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, went public with his displeasure about Corker's remarks regarding Bredesen during a conversation with the Washington Examiner editorial board. "No, it's not helpful when you have Republicans say that they're going to get out of the way of an Obama acolyte," Gardener said. Corker's office had no comment … [Read more...] about Corker catches heat from top Senate GOP leaders over favorable remarks about Bredesen
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-led missile strikes on Syria (all times local):1:15 p.m.U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria have prompted senior Mormon church officials to change their travel plans as they continue a world tour.A spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Saturday that a delegation led by church President Russell M. Nelson left Jerusalem ahead of schedule over "concerns pertaining to tension in the region and available airspace."The airstrikes were launched early Saturday in Syria.Spokesman Doug Anderson says the 93-year-old Nelson, apostle Jeffrey R. Holland and their wives are "cognizant of the conditions in neighboring Syria."According to Anderson, the delegation is beginning the Africa portion of its trip sooner than planned.The tour began in London. Other planned stops include Nairobi, Kenya; Harare, Zimbabwe; Bengaluru, India; Bangkok; Hong Kong; and Honolulu———12:50 p.m.The Arab League's chief has expressed regret … [Read more...] about The Latest: Mormon leaders adjust trip after Syria airstrike
Laura Boldrini debates Matteo Salvini on La 7 (screengrab). In the run-up to the Italian general election on March 4th, The Local is bringing you a daily round up of who's done what and why in the fast-moving world of Italian politics. Days to go until Italy votes: 18 Catch up on yesterday's recap here, or have a look through all our election coverage so far here. If you're feeling as out of your depth as this poor pizza, read on. THE HEADLINES M5S corruption scandal rumbles on As we reported yesterday, the Five Star Movement, which campaigns on an anti-establishment, anti-corruption platform, is facing accusations of corruption over a missing €1 million. M5S candidates all agreed not to take home more than €5,000 of their monthly taxpayer-funded salary, but investigative reports showed at least two candidates faked repayments, and a total of more than €1 million was missing. Party leader Luigi Di Maio wants us to focus on the money that did get donated … [Read more...] about Today in Italian politics: Five Star problems, surreal debates, and a Berlusconi burn