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Conversation of the Week

What does your family think about education issues, sports scandals and the latest campaign headlines? Each week, The Family Dinner Project posts a summary of a current news story, along with thought-provoking questions that will help your family talk about topics that matter.

The Parent Trap

December 13th, 2011

A Stanford University professor learns a hard lesson. Did he deserve to?

Brawl in the Family

December 1st, 2011

A father fights in defense of his son on the field

Judge for Yourself

November 3rd, 2011

A judge is supposed to be impartial. But when big donors have a vested interest in how a judge rules, can they really play it down the middle?

Putting the SAT Cheating Scandal to the Test

October 12th, 2011

A New York State senator has scheduled a committee hearing on student cheating. Undoubtedly, the question that will be asked is “who is to blame?”

Champ or Chump?

September 29th, 2011

Baseball gets a little batty around this year’s National League batting champ title

A Penny for Your Thoughts?

September 21st, 2011

No one likes a tattletale. That’s one of the things that makes whistleblowing difficult.

Addition Through Subtraction

September 6th, 2011

A generous superintendent in California will work for 3 years without a salary to help schools

A Right to Tweet?

August 22nd, 2011

Exploring limits on social media and freedom of expression

Some Teachers in a Bind Over ‘No Child Left Behind’

August 11th, 2011

Changing the answers on student proficiency exams get some teachers into trouble

Washington D.C. — Discord and Contention

August 3rd, 2011

What would happen if people in your classroom or workplace handled problems like the members of Congress handled the deficit negotiations? And other questions…

Private Lives…Public Spaces

July 27th, 2011

Where does privacy end and the public’s right to know begin? Rupert Murdoch and the “News of the World” tabloid hacking scandal

Nowhere to Hide

July 20th, 2011

Questions about the Casey Anthony Case