report released this month found that Burlington schools are shortchanging minority students and
recommended major changes to the system. Schools around the state face a number of challenges when it comes to fostering and teaching diversity.
We talk with memoirist Jaed Coffin and Saint Michael’s College English
professor Lorrie Smith about how people understand their own cultural identities when their families comprise diverse backgrounds. Also, new rules for crossing the Canadian border go into
effect on Thursday, and we learn the secrets of building igloos.