Mariano: The real danger of the Trump presidency

“President Trump and his legion of darkness has caused so much pain and committed acts that have caused such great harm that it is hard to measure the damage that he has caused. As we begin 2018, I wanted to look back at Trump’s first year. What is the real danger posed by his presidency?”

Mariano: Wishes for the New Year

“This past year has been exhausting. But, it is a new year and hope springs eternal. Maybe, just maybe, things will be better in 2018. Here are my wishes for the New Year.”

Mass. schools absorb 2,000-plus students from Puerto Rico

Acting Education Commissioner Jeff Wulfson told the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education that the pace of arrivals has accelerated in the last couple of weeks. Education officials are now looking to see if there will be a “considerable increase after the holidays, as many folks are expecting,” he said.

Activists argue racism, stereotypes fuel immigration debate

Representatives of immigrant advocacy groups called Monday for collective action in the face of negative stereotypes and a political power dynamic they said can stymie their agendas.

Literacy Volunteers give the gift of language

All their adult lives they have attempted to live without the verbal survival skills the rest of us take for granted. Finally admitting their need for help, these native-born Americans, as well as our core adult student population of immigrants, come to us for help. What you, as a Literacy Volunteer, can offer will change their lives immeasurably.