Chile revisited a hopeful time

Everything looked different as we landed in Santiago Chile last month. The Andes Mountains were still awesome, even if the snow cap is shrinking. Just a few miles away, the Pacific Ocean still sparkled blue. The craggy hills that Charles Darwin adored still rose abruptly in the center of this city of 6 million. But the skyline had changed beyond recognition

U.S. teachers study education in Venezuela

A delegation of 16 teachers, 12 of them from Maine, returned April 24 from Venezuela where they got a firsthand look at educational changes in a nation where 80 percent of the people are poor and social revolution is in the air.