Idaho selects Wood River educator as teacher of the year

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Jorge Pulleiro (in yellow) works with a group of middle school students in Spain. Pulleiro started an exchange program where students from the Wood River Valley trade places with Spanish teens during spring break.

Courtesy of the Pulleiro family

This article was originally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on October 6, 2020.

When Jorge Pulleiro was 16-years-old he brought home an old blackboard, and propped it up on his dining room wall. He bought some chalk, an eraser, and then papered shops around Buenos Aires, Argentina, with flyers for his English tutoring business.

It was the start of a lifelong calling for Pulleiro, and the teaching career that would carry him across the globe.

By 18 he’d landed his first professional post, teaching English to Argentinian high school students only a few years younger than himself. He brought his first paycheck home to Casilda Nasibe Dip Pulleiro, his widowed mother, who had

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Pandemic impacts rippling across higher education – News – The Herald News, Fall River, MA

BOSTON == The COVID-19 pandemic has presented colleges and universities with financial challenges that will likely extend for multiple years and may not be sustainable for all institutions, heads of public and private universities told state lawmakers Tuesday.

“We don’t view this as a one-year deal,” University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan told the Higher Education Committee. “We view this as a two- to three- to four-year deal, and I will say Madam Chairman, there are universities and colleges in New England who won’t survive this. What we’re trying to do at UMass is make sure at the end of this crisis that we still have five UMass campuses that are all nationally ranked and that are successful.”

The committee, chaired by Sen. Anne Gobi and Rep. Jeff Roy, heard virtual testimony from state education officials, the Massachusetts Teachers Association, and heads of community colleges and private and public universities

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