Daily Archives: June 4, 2011

First Grader: The Transformative Force of Education

The First Grader US Release May 13, 2011 National Geographic Entertainment The First Grader: The Story In a small, remote, mountaintop primary school in the Kenyan bush, hundreds of children are jostling for a chance for the free education newly … Continue reading

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Kimani Maruge, el escolar más viejo del mundo

The story of Kimani Maruge, from Kenya, told in Spanish, but heard in the universal language of vision, hopes, and dreams…

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Oldest Student in Kenya in Primary School

Kimani Ng’ang’a Maruge, 88, is the oldest man in Kenya to attend primary school. At the time of his enrollment four years ago, the Guinness Book of World Records listed him as being the oldest person in the world to … Continue reading

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The First Grader: “We have to learn from our past because we must not forget and because we must be better.”

The First Grader Directed by Justin Chadwick Kenya, 2003: A radio DJ announces that the Kenyan government is offering free primary school education to all. Maruge (OLIVER LITONDO), an 84 year-old villager, hears this and decides he wants to educate … Continue reading

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The Finland Phenomenon: The Global Search for Education

Source: C. M. RUBIN, WORLD AUTHOR http://cmrubinworld.tumblr.com/post/6075774154/the-global-search-for-education More Focus on Finland By C. M. Rubin with Harry Rubin and Michael Freeborn “The Finns had a crisis,” life-long educator, best-selling author, and Harvard professor Tony Wagner explains as we discuss his … Continue reading

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Udinese’s Alexis Sanchez: Barcelona Would Be Great Destination

Bianconeri ace admits he would like to play for a bigger club in future and states Barcelona would likely be among his preferred destination if he left the Friuli. By Salvatore Landolina 02-Jun-2011 Udinese ace Alexis Sanchez has offered a … Continue reading

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Chileno Alexis Sánchez, a un paso del Barcelona de España

http://www.elcomercio.com/deportes/futbol/Chileno-Alexis-Sanchez-Barcelona-Espana_0_493150681.html El delantero chileno Alexis Sánchez está “a punto” de incorporarse al Barcelona, según informaron hoy varios medios españoles. “Alexis Sánchez está a punto de fichar por el Barcelona”, tituló hoy el diario “As” su artículo sobre el potencial traspaso … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Ray Bradbury by Lawrence Bridges

You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” — Ray Bradbury Source: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Bradbury Ray Douglas Bradbury (born August 22, 1920 is an American fantasy, horror, science fiction, and mystery writer. … Continue reading

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Ray Bradbury on Writing Persistently

Writing the short story is easy. It’s what happens after the story is written that is the hard part. For Ray Bradbury, it was rejection. Rejection after rejection, time and again. But as he explains, youthful ego kept him going, … Continue reading

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STEPHEN KING on Writing the Short Story

Essay What Ails the Short Story By STEPHEN KING Published: September 30, 2007 http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/30/books/review/King2-t.html Stephen King: (quote) Talent can’t help itself; it roars along in fair weather or foul, not sparing the fireworks. It gets emotional. It struts its stuff. … Continue reading

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