Lebanon: no census, no statistics

Dateline Beirut, Issues, Religion

Lebanon: no census, no statistics

6 Comments 11 June 2013

Lebanon hasn't had a census since 1932, American Academy of Beirut student Shadi notes. Religious leaders oppose a new census because they fear it will make their sects seem less important.

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Lebanon: We shelter people of many faiths

Dateline Beirut, Issues, Religion

Lebanon: We shelter people of many faiths

7 Comments 10 June 2013

Hala, a student at the American Academy of Beirut, is proud of her country's acceptance of people who have different ethnicities and different religious beliefs.

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Goodbye Saudi, I’m now Proud to be Lebanese

Dateline Beirut, Issues, Religion

Goodbye Saudi, I’m now Proud to be Lebanese

65 Comments 07 June 2013

Karim Jrab, a student at the American Academy in Beirut, encourages others to make a trip to Lebanon to experience the country's salad bowl of religious diversity.

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Lebanon: Ours is a country like no Other

Dateline Beirut, Issues, Religion

Lebanon: Ours is a country like no Other

30 Comments 07 June 2013

From her school in Beirut, student Layal Srouji describes a country of much religious diversity -- which brings some tolerance and also some distrust.

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Arab Americans usually study close to home

Issues

Arab Americans usually study close to home

7 Comments 04 June 2013

About one in 100 scholarships received by graduates of Dearborn's Fordson High School are from out-of-state colleges or universities. Why don't more Arab American students try to go to school outside of Michigan?

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She changed her mind, took off her scarf

Issues, Profiles, Religion

She changed her mind, took off her scarf

46 Comments 04 June 2013

Zaeinab, a 7th grader, decided that she's too young to wear a scarf. The choice brought some criticism, but she's happy with it -- for now.

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Unis Middle School

Unis School serves grades K-8 in the Dearborn Public School District. The school principal is Heyam Alcodray. These are its beliefs about education:

  • A student's highest potential includes improvements academically, artistically, emotionally and socially.
  • Student achievement requires a cooperative effort among parents, teachers and the community to provide encouragement and reinforce core values.
  • Good instruction is assessment-driven, outcomes-based, active, and engaging.
  • Effective instruction touches the world of each student providing for different learning styles and needs.
  • Education is a life-long process that prepares students to be successful, contributing citizens in a changing world.

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