English language learners (ELL) make up just over 3% of the students in the state, according to 2019-20 estimates used to determine state aid to localities for the cost of providing an adequate education.
The wedding wasn’t entirely unusual. The bride was late, the groom was nervous and the guests were hot, baking beneath the August sun. In front of an arch adorned with cheap paper wedding bells, my father had his hand in his pocket, caressing the two rings that I had bought from a pawn shop the night before.
Most people — about 86% — will survive their first heart attack, but the even usually has a big impact.
It’s one of the hardest conversations many people never have: talking about dying with family and friends and how to plan a “good” death. Meet three people who have had those tough talks.
Starting an antidepressant to treat symptoms of depression can require persistence and strength. You've taken control of your life and have made the important decision that you won't settle for how you've been feeling. But what happens when depression medication isn't working?
Each year, 14 million people receive radiation treatment, usually for cancer. While radiation can be lifesaving, it’s also dangerous and needs to be controlled in an exacting way. Radiologists carefully position their patients and calibrate machines, but they can’t actually see which tissue is being hit by radiation. That is, until Dartmouth professor Brian W. Pogue developed a solution.
Preventive screenings are an essential part of primary care. Doctors ask an array of questions to zero in on health issues for which patients might be at risk. Now, with overdose rates at an all-time high, efforts to curb addiction have gained urgency.
“If Schuyler had cancer, I would never think of myself as a failure if I didn’t do chemo in my living room,” Walker says. “I would never think of myself as giving up. This is a brain disorder.”
I've only been a landlord for a short time, but I've learned a lot.
Say Yes More Often
2020 was a tough year for dating. The global pandemic meant that it was near impossible to get together in person or even find the energy to talk with new people online. But 2021 has a lot of people feeling hopeful: a vaccine is on the horizon and many people are hopeful about being able to date again.
But you might be feeling a bit rusty after spending a year taking a step back from dating. If you’re wondering how to get your mojo back, try these nine tips for more success...
A blizzard left one couple and their newborn with no heat, lights or food — for days. A hurricane plunged a Texas family into the dark for two weeks, and back-to-back storms had New Jersey homeowners bailing out a basement for 22 days. They talk about how they survived and what they’re doing to be ready when the next blackout hits.
It can be hard to think about dating during 2020, a year unlike any other. Of course, there’s the global pandemic, which is causing many people to lose sleep at night. A national reckoning over racism and social justice, epic wildfire and a presidential election are all contributing to our stress levels. It’s no wonder that Americans are drinking more than ever, and liquor sales are up around the country.
Using alcohol as an escape might work for a bit, but by this point — nine months into th...
Cover story: In the business of death, one of our most timeless industries confronts a changing world
Death is big business. Nationally, the funeral industry generates $20 billion and employs more than 130,000 people. In 2017 the average burial cost $7,360, according to the National Funeral Directors Association, while the average cremation cost $6,260. Although death is an emotional and spiritual event for many people, it’s also a financial one.