Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Evan Allen and Laura Crimaldi Globe Staff March 30, 2019 ALTON, N.H. — The boy was gone. Inside the farmhouse, where the Eckert family had come to start over, his parents lay bleeding. Outside, snow covered the open land where they raised chickens and pigs and cows, home schooled their three children, and tried to lead lives pleasing to God. A sign posted at the top of the narrow dirt road that led to the farm forbade government agents from trespassing, at the risk of fines, prison, or force. Clouds threatened rain. Someone called 911. The air was damp and cold and still, but just after 7:30 a.m. on March 15, it began to crackle with the radio broadcasts of the state and local police now speeding toward 76 Dobbins Way, trying to contain the horror spilling over the radio in fragments. Advertisement “Can we respond to Alton . . . 76 … [Read more...] about In a small New Hampshire town, terror was a trespasser
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NASHVILLE — Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Lee's controversial school voucher program makes its first public appearance Tuesday in the Tennessee Legislature in the House's GOP-led Curriculum, Testing & Innovation Subcommittee. The seven-members of the panel are likely to be looking out on a substantial number of public school teachers in opposition on hand as the Tennessee Education Association, the state's teachers union, last week began mobilizing members to attend. "VOUCHER BILL FILED, UP FOR VOTE TUESDAY MARCH 19," TEA officials posted in a call to action posted on the organization's Facebook page. "We need every educator who can come to the Capitol on Tuesday, March 19!" It comes after the Lee administration's 16-page amendment to a placeholder bill was released last week. It puts flesh on the proposal announced by the new governor during his first State of the State address on March 4. "We're not going to get big results in our struggling schools by nibbling around the … [Read more...] about Notebook: As Gov. Lee voucher bill comes up for comittee hearings, teachers’ group seeks to galvanize members in opposition
Laurie Stevens of the Chattanooga School of Language Laurie Stevens of the Chattanooga School of Language Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. A foreign language school that has grown over the past seven years from teaching three to 17 languages was picked tonight as the top winner from among more than 200 small businesses that applied for one of the new Idea Leap grants from Chattanooga's biggest credit union. The Chattanooga School of Language, which Laurie Stevens began in 2011, received the top $20,000 prize from Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union (TVFCU) after a panel of judges selected the language school as the most promising growing small business for the new grant. Stephens, who has grown her language school to include 40 part-time language instructors teaching an array of courses, said the extra funds will help her to recruit and retain even more teachers and to add more online course instruction and options to meet the growing international … [Read more...] about Language school wins top Idea Leap award
This article originally appeared in the September 2018 issue with the headline “The Man Who Walked Backward.” A man in Abilene walks this morning, like every morning, down a bone-dry farm-to-market road outside town. He is out before the sun because he walks backward. That is to say, he walks in reverse, and he chooses this time of the day so he may behave in this odd fashion cloaked in darkness lest his neighbors see him and make him for crazy. His own mind is fairly certain on the point, but he’ll admit there is room for doubt. He is not a brilliant man. Some would say he does not even encroach on smart. But inside his balding head he has a bold idea, and sometimes when a certain kind of man has a certain kind of idea, one that he considers good, that good idea crowds out all the other thoughts and ideas, and it becomes the only thing he thinks about. Such is the case with Plennie Lawrence Wingo, who is nearly penniless but full of ambition, just shy of his … [Read more...] about The Man Who Walked Backward
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