Ford Foundation Gives $1 Million to Help Expand Number of U.S. Students with Experience in China

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NEW YORK, May 8, 2012 — The Ford Foundation today announced a $1 million contribution to support the creation of a nonprofit initiative to help increase the number of American university students who spend some portion of their academic years in China.
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Josiah Quincy Elementary Principal Wins Pirandello Lyceum Award

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Josiah Quincy Elementary School Principal Simon Siu-Wah Ho has been awarded the President’s Award from the Pirandello Lyceum, an educational institute aimed at encouraging a greater understanding and appreciation of Italian culture among all people. Principal Ho is one of eight I Migliori in Mens et Gesta (The Best in Mind and Deeds) Award winners in 2012 and the first Chinese American to receive the award. Principal Ho is a native of Hong Kong, China, where he completed his secondary education. Simon moved to Italy where he would live and study for four years. There, he learned the language and … Continue reading

What does Self-Esteem mean to you?

“I think Self-Esteem depends on what kind of person you are. I think everybody should have some sort of good self-esteem because it affects how a person thinks, does things, reacts to things, etc. For some people, it is more hard-work. For others it is more on doing something you like. For others it’s based on who you are as a person, whether you are a [good person or a bad person]. Everybody takes pride in self-esteem because it represents, who you are as a person that makes you special.” — By Kevin Huang, AACA Youth Council Leader “I think … Continue reading