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September 16

Recommended books about an idea of uniformity?

I'm interest to learn more about rise of uniformity during 17th and 18th century and its application in the culture, science and society. [more inside]
posted by salowski at 7:58 AM - 4 answers

September 15

My _________ brings all the adults to the library

Would you please talk to me about strategies to promote adult education programs in public libraries? Do you know of any good articles/research on this topic? Have you designed successful engagement aimed at adults? Can you point me toward programs you think are being promoted particularly well? [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes at 8:22 PM - 11 answers

September 14

What is the time frame to apply and begin law school?

I'm considering going to law school. When would I need to submit my application to start in fall 2019? When is the latest I would need to take the LSAT?
posted by davidstandaford at 8:17 PM - 8 answers

September 13

If you had five books to educate yourself from start to finish, which?

I'm interested in how Abraham Lincoln self-educated with specific regard to the books he chose to do so. The common story is he got most of his education from "Euclid, Shakespeare, and the King James Bible." I'm want to read books that have extremely high auto-didactive value, that have historically been influential and preferably can instruct in more than one area. More follows. [more inside]
posted by iffthen at 7:12 PM - 24 answers

Looking for Reading Materials for a 2nd/3rd Grade Level

Many decades ago, I remember classrooms had a file cabinet of "reading cards" which were a single page of text -- a story followed by some comprehension questions to check to make sure a student understood the story (or at least parts of it). What exists like this now? [more inside]
posted by mhh5 at 11:33 AM - 10 answers

September 12

How do I get the Teacher's Edition of IMP 3?

I'm a private tutor in Massachusetts, and I've recently started problems from the Interactive Mathematics Program Year 3 Activities book. While I'm familiar with probability, I'm not used to extended word problems like these, and I need to check my and my student's answers! How do I get a copy of the teacher's edition of IMP 3? I don't have a .edu email.
posted by Alex Haist at 10:21 AM - 3 answers

Going to law school in your 40s: Worst idea ever?

I'm kicking around the idea of law school because I think it would open doors to careers that would be more fulfilling than the one I have now. But: I'm already 40. Is this a Very Bad Idea? What about Master of Laws/Master of Science in Law vs. a full JD? [more inside]
posted by elizeh at 7:31 AM - 19 answers

September 11

Public high school teachers: Please share your thoughts on Montessori

In your experience, how well do children transition into public high schools when their prior education has been in a Montessori setting through the 8th grade? I'm also interested in hearing from those who have personally had that experience.
posted by Sunnyshe at 11:13 PM - 3 answers

September 10

Fellowships to support public health research project?

I'm designing a public health research project for Central Asia next summer, and am hoping to find resources to guide me / new fellowships, grants, programs, etc to fund my research. Hope me...*** [more inside]
posted by erattacorrige at 8:49 AM - 2 answers

September 9

Looking for the logic in anatomy

I'm looking for a specific kind of anatomy resource (book, online course, etc.). There are numerous resources that will tell me the location of muscles, their origin/insertion/action/etc. I want one that emphasizes patterns, comparisons, and the reasons why things are the way they are. [more inside]
posted by Questolicious at 9:52 AM - 8 answers

September 6

2-for-one problem: college transcripts and money order

I attended a college that has since closed its doors. About 18 months ago, I requested and received my unofficial transcripts. Last month, I requested an official copy, and my letter of request came back to me via snail mail, marked "Box Closed," and I don't have a receipt for the $45 money order inside the envelope. [more inside]
posted by little_dog_laughing at 5:20 PM - 7 answers

Title IX question

I'm a department chair at a small liberal arts college. Today, a student informed me that she had heard a rumor that she and a professor in my department were engaged in a sexual relationship. She stated very firmly that there was nothing to the rumor and that the professor had never acted in any way that could be construed as inappropriate but that she was also worried that the rumor might get around and that he might be negatively affected by it. I let him know about the rumor without disclosing the identity of the student. Do I also need to inform the Title IX office? For the record, I am positive that the rumor is completely baseless.
posted by mrspotta at 1:22 PM - 12 answers

LSAT test prep: courses you'd recommend in NYC?

Do you know of a LSAT test prep class that you would recommend? I'm in NYC, and willing to invest what I need to. My goal is to get a score of 170 or higher. (Please do not recommend self-study as opposed to a course - your mileage very much varies from mine. Though I will accept prep materials you may no longer need!) Thanks, y'all
posted by anthropoid at 8:07 AM - 5 answers

September 5

DIY Car Repair for Sorta-Dummies

I'm relatively car-repair competent. I'm capable of doing maintenance like changing oil filters, brakes, and fan belts. What are good resources for increasing my automotive knowledge? [more inside]
posted by Grandysaur at 2:14 PM - 5 answers

September 4

Looking for an online only English Literature course in Short Story?

I'm looking to take an online only English Literature course in the Short Story. Are there any in Canada or other countries (US, UK) that would be accredited back to a Canadian University transcript?
posted by RearWindow at 11:48 AM - 2 answers

September 2

Essays/short stories on what makes place a community and/or a home

I'm looking for essays or short stories on what makes a place a community and/or a home. It will be assigned high school juniors and seniors in NYC for a seminar on displacement and gentrification. Ideally fiction, and preferably by a black author or another author of color. Does not necessarily have to be set in a city. Tx!
posted by anthropoid at 11:37 AM - 4 answers

What is a good way to learn the fundamentals of math?

I want real problem solving skills development for my niece. [more inside]
posted by fantasticness at 11:02 AM - 9 answers

August 27

Help kid bored at new school that’s far behind her old one academically?

How can we keep our fifth grade daughter interested and happy in a new school that is teaching things she learned 2 years ago? [more inside]
posted by percor at 7:49 PM - 13 answers

August 22

I just need a page number: Anthony Powell The Acceptance World

This is going to sound random. But do any of you good mefites happen to have this particular book, Anthony Powell The Acceptance World, in paper form, as in, a book with page numbers? Because I need to find the precise page number for a quote from it. The quote is "He fell in love with himself at first sight and it is a passion to which he has always remained faithful." It is in the first chapter somewhere. [more inside]
posted by Pyrogenesis at 12:31 PM - 8 answers

August 21

I need translations of Plato's Republic in as many languages as possible

I'm going to be running a Plato's Republic reading group in the fall for an extremely multicultural group of undergraduate students. I'm looking for good translations of Republic in as many languages as possible, paper and/or free-online. What do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 7:16 PM - 6 answers

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