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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.

An Extra Tricky Extra Credit Question

August 1st, 2015

How do we balance personal interests with those of the group?

Talking to Strangers

July 17th, 2015

#Datewhileyouwait helps people slow down and connect in the most unlikely of places.

A Flag’s Fate

July 7th, 2015

Conversation starters about the Confederate flag controversy

A Flight of Fancy

June 24th, 2015

An airport employee goes out of his way to make some magic for a little boy and his stuffed tiger.

It’s not the Beatles, but Close

June 11th, 2015

Conversation starters about school, work and unlikely rock stars

An Out-of-this-World Answer

May 15th, 2015

Neil deGrasse Tyson on learning disabilities and the limitless possibilities of a can-do attitude.

Student Secrets

May 1st, 2015

What’s your family’s take on the #IWishMyTeacherKnew campaign?

A Most Valuable Dinner Conversation

April 20th, 2015

The basketball MVP debate raises thoughtful questions

Making the Impossible Possible: “That’s what we Do.”

March 31st, 2015

Two young men at George Mason University invent a new kind of fire extinguisher

The Newest Nobel

March 18th, 2015

A teacher from Maine becomes the first person in history to win an international education award.

Crowdsourcing Kindness

March 12th, 2015

A story of body shaming, cyberbullying and the incredible kindness of strangers

Dedicated to Different

March 2nd, 2015

Graham Moore’s viral speech can encourage families to dig deeper about what’s really weird or different.