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One Day in the Campo

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Frustration Rant

Having just published a post I ended by writing, “I could go on and keep talking about the minutiae of the school system here, but I see myself drifting into a frustration rant, so I think I will leave it … Continue reading

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The Nicaraguan School System

You wouldn’t think that a Small Business Development Peace Corps Volunteer would spend much time in high schools, but in fact I spend at least 50% of my time in schools. Entrepreneurship is an official part of the high school … Continue reading

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Nagarote

Nagarote is a town halfway in between León and Managua. It is on the far side of Lake Managua (with Managua being on the near side). I went there today with my soon to depart site-mate, Chelsea, who used to … Continue reading

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La Colonia

This morning I awoke at around 8:30 to a racket up the street. “What could it be?” I thought. You see, the last Friday if every month there is no school, so it couldn’t be a marching band or school … Continue reading

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Departmental Competition

Yesterday morning was the Departmental Entrepreneurship Competition. This was the culmination of a lot of planning on my and my counterparts’ parts, a series of local competitions, and hard work on the part of 11 teams of students from municipalities … Continue reading

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Competition Season

Competition season is not getting off to a good start. Here’s what has to come together to get León’s best representatives to Managua for the national competition in November: Select the best groups from each section in each school Select the … Continue reading

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American Idol: Nicaragua

There’s been a flurry of activity here for me this week in Nicaragua, starting with the English Singing Competition. An alternate name for this post is “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.” My greatest regret of the week is … Continue reading

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Summer in America, Winter in Nicaragua

July is known as a “winter” month in Nicaragua, even though Nicaragua is in the same hemisphere as the USA, where we know July as high summer. I put winter in quotes though because it isn’t winter as we know … Continue reading

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More Reasons to Cancel Class This Week

Following a week chock full of cancellations, this week has been another plague of class cancellations. The reasons (so far): Teacher hurt his foot and is out of school all week Teacher got jumped by a gang on Friday night … Continue reading

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