Archive - May 6, 2018

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From Tunisia to Baltimore to Washington, new Peace Corps Director at home in the world
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RPCV National Teacher Award winner sticks it to Trump
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RPCV Teacher of the Year shares speech she says Trump wouldn’t let her read during award ceremony

From Tunisia to Baltimore to Washington, new Peace Corps Director at home in the world

  From Tunisia to Baltimore to Washington, new Peace Corps director at home in the world Baltimore Sun Sunday, May 6, 2018 Jody Olsen, director of the Peace Corps, talks about her introduction to the Peace Corps as well as the the continued excitement of people to volunteer for the mission. by Jean Marbella, Reporter • Half a century ago, after completing two years as a Peace Corp volunteer in Tunisia, where she taught English, learned how to make couscous and drank tea with merchants, Jody Olsen moved to another new place quite foreign to her. But she soon got to know her neighbors, who shared dinners, the names of house painters and day care arrangements, and quickly felt at home in the village. Charles Village. “Villages are villages,” Olsen said with a laugh. Olsen considers those 10 years in Baltimore an important part of a journey that took her . . .

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RPCV National Teacher Award winner sticks it to Trump

  Manning wore six badges on her black dress. According to a pooled report, they included one with a poster for the Women’s March that followed Trump’s inauguration, one that said “Trans Equality Now” and one in the shape of an apple with a rainbow. The badges also represented the teacher of the year programme, National Education Association and Peace Corps, where she began her teaching career.

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RPCV Teacher of the Year shares speech she says Trump wouldn’t let her read during award ceremony

  Thanks to the ‘heads up’ from Marnie Mueller (Ecuador 1963-65) • Teacher of the Year shares speech she says Trump wouldn’t let her read during award ceremony  BY JOHN BOWDEN The Hill 5/5/2018   Teacher of the Year shares speech she says Trump wouldn’t let her read during award ceremony Mandy Manning (Armenia 1999-2000), this year’s National Teacher of the Year, read a speech on CNN Saturday that she said President Trump wouldn’t let her give during her award ceremony at the White House. In an interview with CNN’s Van Jones, Manning read from her speech, which referenced the immigrant and refugee students she teaches, as well as her support for LGBT and other marginalized students. Manning said her purpose is to tell her students “that they are wanted, they are enough, and they matter.” In her appearance on CNN, she listed the names of her students who she says rely on America’s “policy of welcoming immigrants . . .

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