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5 Things: Councilors Want African-American, Latino and Asian History in High School Curriculum

Also, City Councilor Ayanna Pressley wants more liquor licenses to help spur on the economy.

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  1. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino delivered his 20th “State of the City” last night that included plans to sell off city property for middle-income housing.
  2. At today's Boston City Council meeting City Councilors Tito Jackson and Felix Arroyo are calling for a hearing to discuss inclusion of Latino and Asian/Pacific Islander history in Boston Public Schools high school core curriculum. Also, City Councilor John Connolly and Jackson are calling for a hearing to examine the inclusion of African-American history in the core curriculum for Boston Public School high school students. City Hall. Noon.
  3. Also at today's City Council meeting, Councilor Ayanna Pressley is calling for a hearing to investigate liquor license law changes to increase them in the city to spur on the economy.
  4. Register your Parkway Little Leaguer now online before the cost goes up. And if you want to be an umpire (boys and girls 13 and older) and get paid to call strikes, balls, and outs - you must attend the free Umpire School class sessions being offered by the Parkway Little League.
  5. Boston Public Schools has proposed three student assignment plans: A ten-zone option; and two “home-based” options that connect a child’s home address with schools nearby.

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Fontaine's Right Wing January 31, 2013 at 05:14 AM
So BPS grads won't know the significance of July 4th or Nov 11th but they'll know Cinco de Mayo! The Councilors should discuss the lack of student's knowledge and understanding of AMERICAN History instead of pushing their own agendas.

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