Irish Immigration and the Orphan Trains Changed the Direction of my Life

The gift shop shelves heaved with books covered by grainy photos of children huddled around coal driven steam engines. Dressed in turn of the century clothes, some ragamuffins carried grief like luggage, but others appeared wide-eyed with adventure. “Orphan trains,” my brother explained. “Those children were adopted here in the …

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Clara Comstock- Agent for Change

Clara Comstock- Agent for Change Ordinary People:Extraordinary Lives By Cleo Lampos The smoke from the locomotive engine flowed into the open window of the train, carrying bits of soot in the wind. Clara Comstock turned her head away from what should have been fresh air to the stench of over …

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Ordinary People Living Extraordinary Lives

  In the weeks ahead, this blog will present the lives of teachers, both histoic and present who have lived extraordinary lives while being just ordinary people. Each of their lives was influenced by a defining moment which transformed the direction of their educational focus. Consider Barbara Henry when she …

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