And you, please save a human life

Hồng Nhung, one of the four coaches of The Voice of Vietnam 2013, gave 100% of her support to Cát Tường. Thus, the audience’s votes for the two contestants on her team in the semifinal live show, Cát Tường and Hà Linh, did not count. Cát Tường safely entered the finals. That decision is only one of the amazing […]

Individual performance rankings of 18,000 public school teachers

Let’s see how people are going CRAZY. The New York Times SchoolBook City Teacher Data Reports Are Released Feb. 24, 2012, 11:21 a.m. By FERNANDA SANTOS AND SHARON OTTERMAN 7:17 p.m. | Updated After a long legal battle and amid much anguish by teachers and other educators, the New York City Education Department released individual performance rankings of 18,000 […]

Inside Out & Back Again – 2 –

See Inside Out & Back Again – 1-  for background information about the novel. Thanhha Lai’s 2011 National Book Award in Young People’s Literature acceptance speech from National Book Foundation on Vimeo. __________ (p. 261) Author’s Note Dear Reader: Much of what happened to Hà, the main character in Inside Out & Back Again, also […]

Vietnamese Teachers’ Day

“This holiday allows students to express their respect to their teacher. Students begin preparing a week in advance, and many classes usually prepare literature and art to welcome teachers’ day, while other students prepare foods and flowers for the parties held at their schools. Students usually visit their teachers at their homes to offer flowers […]