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Book Review:
¡Vamos! Let’s Go to the Market

In ¡Vamos! Let’s Go to the Market, by Raúl the Third, Little Lobo makes his way through a crowded local market and smells cinnamon churros, watches traditional dancers, buys some candy, reads a comic book—and fantasizes about meeting the wrestler El Toro.

Cover of ¡Vamos! Let’s Go to the Market,; image courtesy Versify/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Questions remain about surveillance cameras on Greylock buses

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Schools can hardly be blamed for wanting to decreasing the amount of time investigating problem behaviors. Cameras solve that problem. They’re cheap. They’re easy to install. And besides, everybody else has them.

Featured image a composite of public domain images created to represent the issue, not an actual school bus, graphic by Jason Velázquez.

TLC #75: DA Harrington discusses new juvenile justice initiative

Berkshire County Courthouse, photo by Alexius Horatius; [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

"The plan will hold juvenile offenders accountable while encouraging positive youth development through proven strategies to reduce teen recidivism and address the root causes of delinquency. It is a shift from a court-centered model of addressing juvenile delinquency to a community-based model, focused on ending the school-to-prison pipeline."

March 15, 2019:
International Youth Climate Strike

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Members of the student group, R.E.V., at Mt. Greylock Regional School, Karen McComish, Sophie Jones, Maddy Art, and Ella Dudley speak at the Feburary 24 meeting of Greylock Together at the UNO Center in North Adams; photo by Jason Velázquez.

The youth of Earth have a message for its leaders today: You have failed to lead, so now you’ve forced us to. By synchronizing worldwide demonstrations demanding action to reduce the human activities driving climate change, young people from elementary school on up through college are staging sit-ins, walkouts, marches, strikes, and town halls to

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