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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.

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.

Legend and Legacy

March 2nd, 2015

John Legend’s “Selma is now” speech provides an opportunity to talk about the meaning of justice.

Opening Doors to Kindness

February 13th, 2015

After being bullied, one young man decides to fight back…with kindness.

On Justice Finally Served

February 2nd, 2015

Questions about friendship, bravery, forgiveness and more

A Slice of Kindness

January 22nd, 2015

Pay-it forward pizza is a thing, and it’s awesome.