Angel Miguel Salinas Guevara sought to be called in an immersion program at Patrick J. Kennedy Elementary School. Photo by David L. Ryan, Globe staff

East Boston’s schools have a blueprint for teaching English: Last week the Boston Globe reported on the success of East Boston schools in teaching English Language Learners:

Across East Boston, long a haven for new immigrants, schools are debunking a deeply rooted misconception that serving large populations of English language learners is a recipe for failure….

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Unity Bowl 2017 helmet

This special trophy helmet, adorned on either half with the color scheme and logos of the New Mission and Jeremiah E. Burke high school football teams, will be presented to the winner of the sixth annual Unity Bowl on Thanksgiving. Photo by Jim Davis, Globe staff


Also last week, the Boston Globe told the story of how New Mission and the Burke put rivalries on hold for their Unity Bowl:

In creating a game that focuses more on the unification of communities while placing less emphasis on a school rivalry that fans the flames and escalates tensions, administrators hope to foster positive change. This year the idea of unifying students carries extra significance, as the community lost one of its own when 16-year-old Gerrod Brown, a member of the football team at Brighton High, was shot and killed in Jamaica Plain on Halloween night….

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