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Rarely a week goes by without students at Tehran’s Saba School finding a new way to astonish their adolescent counterparts in the United States. First, the Americans discovered that the Iranian students wear long scarves to school, in keeping with Islamic tradition requiring modest female dress. A short time later, they learned that it often snows in the Middle Eastern city, enough to force the cancellation of classes at least one day so far this winter.
Then, more recently, the students at Orca Elementary School in Seattle received an unexpected mail delivery with a Tehran return address.
“They sent us Christmas cards,” said an admiring Katherine Law, a teacher at Orca Elementary, who helped coordinate dialogue between her school and the Iranian students—and acknowledged her caution in not wanting to offend the Muslim students. “I wouldn’t dare send...
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