We lose sight of how parents are children’s primary educator
“Why is there more public spending on so-called special education than on parent involvement and education, which is inherently preventive?” — David P. Magnani
Bring parents, not bureaucrats, into schools
“When parents are monitoring their children, students do well in school. The obverse is also true.” — Robert Waldron
Here’s a message Netanyahu could deliver to Congress
“Yes, Benjamin Netanyahu’s protocol breach is unprecedented. But the expected content of his address is far more troubling.” — Michael Felsen
Israeli leader is fighting for his country
“It would be refreshing to see our president be as stringent in doing whatever he can to protect American interests around the globe.” — Lynn Engle
In defense of ‘wasted’ time
Robert Finch lauds Carlo Rotella’s column on “wasted time” among teenagers.
With each team using own footballs, this farce is tailor-made
“Who was the genius who decided that a football game needs different balls for each team?” — James Blakey
A football warrior’s long descent, finally explained
Mosi Tatupu, a Patriots fan favorite in the 1980s, underwent a heartbreaking metamorphosis toward the end of his football career and in retirement. Now, his family knows why.
Advocates seek shelter for the homeless ahead of ferocious storm
Outreach workers in vans vowed to continue the push through Governor Charlie Baker’s travel ban as long as roads remained safe.
Science behind the storm: A confluence of powerful forces collide
Two weather systems are combining to produce a potentially historic storm.
Phoenix-bound fliers from Logan mix guilt with glee
One of the last Super Bowl-bound non-stops before the blizzard hit left Logan Airport as planned Monday afternoon.
Why free speech is fundamental
We must have the reasons at our fingertips when this right is called into question.
Welfare-to-work isn’t working
When it comes to getting welfare recipients into jobs, Massachusetts is behind the rest of the country.
New film tells Barry Crimmins’s story of survival
Crimmins’s lifelong efforts to come to terms with the psychological impact of a terrible trauma form the spine of the documentary “Call Me Lucky.”
Climate change skeptic accused of violating disclosure rules
Harvard-Smithsonian scientist Willie Soon apparently failed to disclose conflicts of interest in a new paper.
Charlie Baker’s challenge: keeping power affordable — and green
The new governor must make good on his campaign promise to pursue a “balanced approach.”
Oklahoma could halt executions for Supreme Court drug review
Oklahoma is willing to put three executions on hold while the US Supreme Court reviews whether a certain sedative can render death row inmates sufficiently unconscious, the state’s attorney general said in a Monday filing with the court.
Keep late-night MBTA on track
An extra 90 minutes of transit service two nights a week can make a big difference in the life of a city.
Obama makes the most of India’s Republic Day Parade
NEW DELHI — India’s military forces marched past President Obama and India’s president and prime minister in great waves of color Monday. On one level, of course, it was just a parade. But it served as a fitting geopolitical metaphor as well.
Utilties urge customers to call if they lose power
For National Grid, customers with power outages can call 1-800-465-1212. For NStar, customers with power outages can call 1-800-592-2000.
Boston lawmakers elevate concerns over Olympic costs
The lawmakers are worried that the infrastructure costs to the state would top $5 billion.