By Colin A. Jones, Beyond the Bell The promise of a high-quality education leading to opportunity and shared prosperity for all children is a deeply held value in Massachusetts. Despite a record of prominent successes, however, our Commonwealth has struggled to provide students from all backgrounds the supports necessary for long-term life success.
There are lost parts of Paris that grab at your heartstrings. You yearn to rediscover them, to experience what it would have been like be there for a stolen evening. There are parts of lost Paris that should never have been allowed to die, whose absence, whether anyone still feels it or not, is a hole in the fabric of the city.
You could be forgiven for thinking that the smile has no history; it has always been the same. However, just as different cultures in our own day have different rules about smiling, so did different societies in the past.
If you imagine paying taxes in Japan entitles you to welfare, you may want to take a seat "Welfare ruling stuns foreigners." That was the headline to The Japan Times On Sunday's July 20 lead story about the Supreme Court's ruling a couple of days earlier that non-Japanese residents do not have a right to access the nation's welfare system.
The federal government is officially shutdown, and Americans are starting to feel the pain. With many offices, national parks and websites closed, we asked how you are being affected by the first shutdown in 17 years. Send us your story by taking a video or sending a tweet with #DontShutMeDown.