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Beans & Greens Rigatoni
12 ounces rigatoni pasta
Where 5 of Our Founding Fathers Got Their Starts B oston L atin S chool
1 bunch Tuscan kale, rinsed
1 15-ounce can cannellini (white kidney) beans
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
and-son duo created tension through the school, as James was a passionate patriot and John was a vehement loyalist. They taught on either side of the classroom, fearlessly debating about the political issues of their time.Then on April 19, 1775, John announced,“War’s begun and school’s done; deponite libros,” which marked one of the most significant moments in the school’s history. One of the more notable historical facts about the school is that five signers of the Declaration of Independence were once students there. Ben Franklin, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Robert Treat Paine, andWilliam Hooper. However, only four of the five graduated — Benjamin Franklin dropped out, though it did nothing to discourage the inventor’s genius. Over the years, the school moved several times and finally came to rest in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood. To this day, the school stands as a reputable co- ed public school, rich in opportunity and historical significance.
On April 23, 1635, a historical landmark was placed in Boston, Massachusetts — the first American public school. Boston Latin School was founded as a prestigious secondary school meant to prepare young boys for their college years. Boston Latin School was based on the Free Grammar School of Boston, England. Reverend John Colton wanted to replicate the school in the NewWorld, so he went there hoping to create a school just like the one in England, where Latin and Greek were taught. His dreams came true and he had significant influence when the school was initially established. Philemon Pormont, the first headmaster, taught the first classes in his own home. Although not much is known about him, there is a recorded list of headmasters who followed in his legacy. Several headmasters were well-known in the area, including Ezekiel Cheever, author of the widely accepted Latin grammar book titled “Accidence.” Following him was John Lovell in 1734, whose son, James Lovell, became a teacher’s assistant in 1760. The father-
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt, for pasta water and to taste
2 ounces fresh grated Parmigiano- Reggiano (optional)
1. In a large stock pot, boil 6 quarts of liberally salted water. On another burner, heat a large skillet to medium-low. 2. Add pasta to boiling water and cook for 3 minutes less than the package recommends. 3. While pasta is cooking, add beans, red pepper, and 2 tablespoons of oil to skillet. Cook until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. 4. Add cooked pasta, kale, and 1 cup pasta water to skillet. Toss vigorously as kale cooks, about 4 minutes. 5. Transfer to bowls, top with a squeeze of lemon, sprinkle with cheese or salt, and serve.
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