It was a look and character that Galina Boulgakova perfected. A battered woman trapped in an abusive relationship, or a sexual-assault victim, or a grief-stricken widow or even a prostitute. She dove into those tortured characters, getting into their heads and exuding the kind of heartache directors on the stage and screen in Moscow wanted.
Once busy hives of home economics — brimming with crusty cans of Crisco, clumsily stitched potholders, and an entire classroom of Suzy Homemakers ogling at a very June Cleaver-esque instructor — have faded into monochromatic memories.
If train A leaves the station going 60 miles per hour and train B leaves one hour later going 85 miles per hour, when will train B catch up with train A? More importantly, will the fate of either of these trains really prepare a high school student for the demands of college-level math classes? […]
A lot of it boils down to infrastructure. Aurora isn’t New York. Students don’t have access to a constant flow of buses, trains and subways. Heck, the eventual plans for light rail along I-225 aren’t likely to do much good for the new neighborhoods springing up in the southeast stretches of the city
At gateway high school, a college physics professor builds his own mad laboratory
Four people wired into public schools talk about issues almost everyone faces as schools look for ways to improve student performance
Students learning to navigate their own public educations in time to beat the college clock
In the beginning and all the way through, teachers know it’s all about individual kids even when the system loses its way