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The Home School

Imagine home-schooling—as a community

Opinion In the banter about how to improve education, you don’t hear much about homeschooling. Though it’s on the rise nationally, with three support groups in Santa Fe (including the Santa Fe Homeschool Associatio...

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 Seth Biderman

School Re-Formed

Common core standards: an answer, or a question?

Local News Behind the push toward a national set of “common core” standards in English and math is the attractive idea that every kid in the nation should be more or less reading, writing and arithmeticking at the sam...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 Seth Biderman

School Re-Formed

The maybe-not-so-wild-world of Waldorf education

Opinion I rapped on a wall to make sure I wasn’t on the set of Little House on the Prairie. I wasn’t. I’d just entered the world of Waldorf education.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Seth Biderman

Stop the Experiment

Education is too important to languish in an antiquated system

Local Economy The plan: Stop tinkering with an outdated school model, and start talking about types of learning that will help Santa Fe thrive today.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Seth Biderman

Into the Light

Santa Fean Kurt Shaw helps Latin America’s most overlooked children step out of the shadows

Features In a sprawling neighborhood in the south of Bogotá, among the unfinished brick homes of tens of thousands of Colombia’s poorest, 15 teenagers lounge on the floor of a brightly painted room. Electro...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 Seth Biderman

School's Out Forever

A Santa Fe teacher calls it quits–but not for the reasons you'd think  

Features It’s not because the pay sucks. I can hack the salary. It’s definitely not the kids. I'm quitting teaching because of a golden opportunity just missed—a revolution in education that neve...

Tuesday, June 2, 2009 Seth Biderman

Murder in the Red Barn

Eating with a clear conscience can be a dirty job

Food Writing I held her legs. My brother held the knife. Our friends held their breaths. And the 9-month-old lamb, lying on her side beneath us, held nothing except, perhaps, a foreboding instinct that things were not going...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 Seth Biderman

The Last Woodlot

Finding piñons and stories on Canyon Road

Winter Guide Last winter, after failing yet again to borrow a truck and chain saw to cut my own firewood, I headed over toward Woodcutters’ Corner on Old Las Vegas Highway.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 Seth Biderman

Hand to Ball

Welcome to a sport that transcends time and place

Sweat Ice caps may melt, empires may crumble, but so long as a wall is standing, a handballer will be there, whacking the hell out of a little blue ball.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 Seth Biderman

Soccer's Wide World

Here's a game that teaches players more than rules

Sweat Terrified, I gave away the few balls that landed at my feet and was soon relegated to goalie, but over the course of that summer (and the ensuing 20 years) I learned what it meant to take a 30-yard cross on the...

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 Seth Biderman
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