Daily Archives: May 12, 2011

Has A Teacher Changed Your Life? We Want To Know

Published May 12, 2011


5/23 Update: Our series has begun. But please continue to add your stories via Intersect.


Ahead of our upcoming series, “What Makes An A+ Teacher?”, we’ve asked you some specific questions, about rewarding teachers and improving teaching, to guide our reporting.

But we also want to provide a place for you to share memories and anecdotes of teachers who played a role in your life. We’re using the website Intersect.com (that’s the map above), to allow you to share your personal stories with others. Intersect will post your story and map it with the year and place where you came into contact with your special teacher.

We’re hoping you’ll share a name, year and location of a teacher who had an impact on your life. There’s space on Intersect for you to tell us how this teacher impacted your life, too. Who knows, maybe even your teacher will see it and respond to your post?

Here’s how to add your story to our map:

  1. Go to Intersect.com;
  2. Either create an Intersect account, or sign in with Facebook or Twitter;
  3. Once you’re logged in, “share a story,” at the top right of the page;
  4. In the available fields, title your entry, compose your entry, enter a “time” for your entry and enter a “place” for your entry;
  5. Important: “Tag” your story with the following tag: WBURteachers (that’s how these responses are collected on the map);
  6. Save and preview, then publish your story.

Thanks in advance for sharing!


Thursday Morning: House Combats Probation Patronage

Published May 12, 2011

The Massachusetts House unanimously approved a bill yesterday designed to eliminate patronage in the Probation Department. The bill, however, goes against Gov. Deval Patrick’s plan that would see the department put under his direction.

The nearly 20-year-old murder of a Worcester homeless woman has been solved, authorities say, thanks to DNA evidence from the body of an exhumed Alabama man. Denise Comeau was murdered in Worcester in December of 1992, but her killing had been unsolved until now.

Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney is scheduled to give an address on health care in Michigan this afternoon. He’s been traveling the country defending Massachusetts’ universal health care coverage law that he signed when he was governor. His defense is going over well among New Hampshire Republicans.

Boston cab drivers say delays and technical problems are making it hard for them to comply with the city’s two-year-old policy requiring cabbies to accept credit cards. WBUR’s Adam Ragusea reports that Boston’s cab drivers voiced their displeasure over the credit card requirement yesterday.

Young triumphed over old, to the dismay of Bostonians. Miami’s new Big Three beat the Celtics’ old, bouncing the team from the playoffs. With Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen looking toward the end of their careers, many wonder if this team’s championship window has closed.

What we’re following: We’ll continue to report on yesterday’s commuter rail hiccup that caused massive delays, Massachusetts legislators possibly getting a look at photos of Osama bin Laden’s death and Romney’s health care speech.