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Life during wartime

In Fallujah, Marine Captain Rye Barcott got good at separating the two parts of his soul.
NGO big or go home
By S.I. ROSENBAUM  |  April 08, 2011
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Making the grade

Portland students are struggling with reading at elementary and secondary levels, according to a report released last week. Meanwhile, the city's two high schools are close to achieving gender equity in athletic programs, says a separate report.
Two recent studies examine academics and athletics in Portland's public schools
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 28, 2011

Walking on broken glass

There must be some kind of law that kicks in whenever a prominent politician leaves office, requiring every columnist and pundit to blather on at length about the triumphs and tragedies of that esteemed figure's checkered career.
A (very) short list of Baldacci's successes
By AL DIAMON  |  December 17, 2010
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It Gets Better - Portland, ME


We were inspired by the It Gets Better Project and the Make It Better Project to record our own videos of Mainers offering encouraging messages...
By Deirdre Fulton  |  October 26, 2010
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Continuing Education October 2010

Or do you just need a new hobby? Check out our continuing-education listings, plus trades that'll make you apocalypse-proof, and ways to dip your toes into a career in literature.
Looking to re-animate the corpse that is your dead-end career?
By BOSTON PHOENIX CONTRIBUTORS  |  October 15, 2010
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As 'Superman' debuts, risks and rewards of school reform made plain

The documentary Waiting for "Superman" opens this week — an ambitious film that aims to bring the debate over education reform into every household.
The Academy
By TOM MEEK  |  October 01, 2010


Keep streets safe and children in school

Thank you for your very insightful "War Over Peace" article.
Letters to the Boston editor, February 19, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  February 19, 2010
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Statewide referenda and Portland local races
Election 2009
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 30, 2009