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By Susan Salk on January 27, 2011
“Dear Ms. Almagor,” he wrote. “Have you decided yet about putting me on the riding team?” Everyday for a week, the 7th grade student in Lelac Almagor’s English class asked a similar question, his notes to the urban, charter-school English teacher revealing a passion for horses the city kid probably never knew he had. Certainly, kids in his neighborhood rarely went horseback riding on weekends, Almagor says. But his zeal for an imagined horse is something Almagor understood only too well. After all, just a few years earlier she had purchased her first horse. She renamed her new off-track Thoroughbred […]