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College Panic

College Panic

By on Aug 15, 2013 in Education | 0 comments

Tuesday night, our daughter asked us what we thought of a particular college she wanted to apply to — because if she wanted letters of recommendations from one of her teachers, she had to get the request in the following day. Remember, Tuesday was the FIRST DAY of school. I know the online Common Application went live on August 1, but I did not think it had to...

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An Open Letter to Matt Damon: Yes, Your Kids CAN Get a Damned Fine Progressive Education in Los Angeles Public Schools

An Open Letter to Matt Damon: Yes, Your Kids CAN Get a Damned Fine Progressive Education in Los Angeles Public Schools

By on Aug 8, 2013 in Celebrities, Education, SoCal Life | 20 comments

Dear Matt Damon: It has come to my attention that you and your family are moving to Los Angeles. As a lifelong Angeleno (with Massachusetts roots), I want to welcome you to our complicated city. Our diversity, energy and culture are equal to what you’re used to in New York — you just have to look a little harder and travel a little longer to find it....

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College Essay Boot Camp and the Unbearable Feeling of Letting Go

College Essay Boot Camp and the Unbearable Feeling of Letting Go

By on Aug 1, 2013 in Education, Getting Old Sucks | 2 comments

On Tuesday, I had to get my flu-ridden self out of bed and take my daughter to school. No, the Fall semester hasn’t started THIS early (she still has another two weeks, but the summer still feels like it’s been too short). But as this will be her senior year, there are additional events and activities on her agenda. She’s been talking about next...

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Kids, Not Cuts for Public Schools

Kids, Not Cuts for Public Schools

By on Nov 20, 2012 in Education | 2 comments

My daughter has all of Thanksgiving week off this year. She’s delighted that we got to start our holiday a few days early, but the extra school vacation days are not really a gift. They’re the result of the continuing barrage of budget cuts that we’ve had to endure since she started kindergarten. That’s right: Year, after year, after year...

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