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Baltimore City high school goes high-tech with tablets (access required)

Reginald F. Lewis High School is one of four Maryland schools participating in Verizon Wireless’ Mobile Learning Lab, a program where a Samsung Galaxy tablet-filled bus comes to the school once a week. This month, the school launched another partnership with Verizon Wireless: a 12-week trial of the Samsung tablets for use in Spanish classes.

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New toolkit is helping Frederick’s Hispanics

After months of tests, doctors diagnosed Amalia Ochoa’s infant daughter Vicky with brain abnormalities. Doctors said that Vicky wouldn’t walk or speak, and if Vicky’s head continued to grow at the current rate she wouldn’t live past 3. Ochoa is ...

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New Year’s resolution: Learn a new language (access required)

I’m trilingual: I speak English, Spanish, and Portuguese. As a Puerto Rican, I grew up speaking Spanish as a child. When I moved to Maryland at the age of 7, I learned English. My knowledge of Portuguese only developed in ...

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EMS reaches out — in Spanish

OCEAN CITY — Del Baker, a firefighter-paramedic in Ocean City, arrived at the site of a rollover car accident last summer and discovered an increasingly common problem: None of the victims spoke or understood English. Baker pulled out a new ...

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Humor helps Chile deal with miner crisis

SAN JOSE MINE, Chile — Minutes after a team of rescuers hoisted 33 miners to safety, President Sebastian Pinera hugged the men and gave them a thanks very much a la Chilena — one with a punchline. Pinera told the ...

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