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Edward Wiest
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For what it's worth--this is what Harvard Yard looked like yesterday. Now I can tell the kids what it looked like in 1978 even though I can't find my photos from that blizzard!
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Is Seth's advice just as applicable to young lawyers? 
Where should great programmers choose to work? [I say 'choose' because anyone who has worked with programmers understands that the great ones are worth far more than the average ones. Sometimes 50 times as much. That's because great programmers are...
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Been there, do(ne) that (part-time of record) and wondering how far The Times is ahead of the curve. . .
The National At-Home Dad Network draws men from around the country who band together to fight the stigma (and swap recipes).
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As a parent (by choice) at a school which often seems driven by testing metrics--and which has been applauded for its success while doing so--I find (as I often do) +John Merrow 's observations about the effectiveness and importance of a project based approach to teaching to be worth pondering.  How does a school find the right balance?  
After 40+ years of reporting about education, I am absolutely convinced that, in the very best schools, the students are the workers and the work they are doing is meaningful. What they do–their product–depends upon their ages and stages, but the concept doesn't change.
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Note the comment (from a graduate of the Law School)
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File under deja vu:  Sitting in ninth grade classrooms after 45 year (yes) hiatus on parent-teacher night Tuesday.  Karma dictates it should have been scheduled for #throwbackthursday, not Wednesday!
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Money quote (at least to this ex-pat NYC politics aficionado): “This year, Paul O’Dwyer is smiling in his grave.”
No celebration is planned for Tuesday to honor the 350th anniversary of when a settlement known as New Amsterdam became New York in a bloodless regime change.
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Food for thought--even for a parent by choice at a high expecttions, "no excuses" school . . .
My wife Eleanor and I were visiting some friends on a Saturday when their nine-year-old daughter, Dana*, came home. She was close to tears, barely holding it together. “Oh sweetie,” her mom said. “What happened at the swim meet?” Dana is an excellent swimmer. She trains hard, arriving at swim practice by six most mornings […]
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As the (proud) holder of some fancy degrees, I can speak from experience that this phenomenon is real. HT:@JeremyKissel via Twitter
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Observations of an long-time alumni interviewer for one of the institutions named in my profile here:
1. After I submitted five applications (a lot for those days) on a manual typewriter in the age of Nixon--without giving much thought as to which schools were the best matches with anything other than my test scores and class rank--the fact that I ended up at the undergraduate school at which, with 20/20 hindsight, I was better off than any of my other "selections" from the start was pure dumb luck. In my view, the Common Application with its technology permitting a candidate to put him or herself before 10+ schools with no assurance he or she gave any more real consideration to why they wanted to go to a particular school besides reputation, location, relative size and "admissibility" than I did, is one of the worst ideas today's technology ever abetted.

2. Money quote: "[M]any colleges have begun emphasizing 'demonstrated interest'--tiny but telling indications of how badly students want to attend." Pro tip: as an alumni interviewer (and at most competitive schools, the Common Application-driven numbers mean that the only interview will be an alumni interview), my reports always note if I learned whether a candidate has (or has not) visited the campus. I'm sure I'm not the only person in such a position to do so.
The escalation in the number of schools on students’ lists is driven by several factors, but perhaps the strongest is plain old fear.
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Yes, I've known the author for years--but what she says about the quality of reading schools and colleges are prepared to accept makes a lot of sense . . . 
It’s not just Common Core’s standards and the curriculum teachers are putting into place to address those standards that are dumbing our kids down.  Our colleges are contributing in their own way to the problem by the books they assign incoming freshmen to read in the summer for their first “common experience.” As Beach Books: 2013-2014 (www.NAS.org) notes, “most colleges seek to build community through their common reading programs.”  Lest anyon...
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Why does our family believe in school choice--and walk the walk?  Read this:
Charters educate just five percent of America’s student—yet they dominate this year’s rankings, thanks to one very simple key to success.
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  • Edward R. Wiest, P.C.
    Attorney, 1997 - present
  • Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers, PC
    Attorney, 1991 - 1997
  • Bradley, Barry and Tarlow, PC
    Attorney, 1986 - 1991
  • Bressler, Amery & Ross, PC
    Associate, 1984 - 1986
  • Cahill, Gordon & Reindel
    Associate, 1979 - 1983
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    Law, 1976 - 1979
  • U. of Pennsylvania
    American History/Economics, 1972 - 1976
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    1965 - 1972
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