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Learning in Pairs

Learning in Pairs

The 13-year old French girl opened her journal and quickly started writing what she knew about Buddhism, the religion her class would study as a part of the global studies course. Next to her, a Yemeni boy sat with a pen in his right hand and his eyes fixed on the blank pages of his  Read more »

Fighting Hard for Success on the Lower East Side

Fighting Hard for Success on the Lower East Side

Martha Polin, principal of the Lower East Side Preparatory High School (LESP) in Manhattan, walks into the library.  About 30 Chinese students are chatting in groups or working individually on computers, some on screens filled with Chinese characters. Suddenly her voice changes. The students look surprised when she says loudly, “Guys, you need to find  Read more »