Common Core’s Five-Way Power Play
Aug20

Common Core’s Five-Way Power Play

Common Core, AdvancED Accreditation, The College Board, Textbook Publishers, and the U.S. Department of Education

COMMON CORE CAME OUT WITH A BANG—over 40 states adopted it. What few realize is that the Common Core’s impact is not limited to educational standards. The real story is in the widening net the Common Core is casting.

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Mock Trial
Aug12

Mock Trial

  by Amy Burgess | Fall 2016 Real Judges, Real Courtrooms, Real Life Start a Team | 2016 Nationals | In the News | Designed for CCE | National Mock Trial | Underdogs Head to State   “I’LL TAKE THAT UNDER ADVISEMENT,” a magistrate judge from the State of Colorado responded after a quick objection by a tall, sharply dressed student-attorney from Duchesne Girls School, the reigning national champion. Another Duchesne witness...

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The Common Core and the Classical Tradition
Aug12

The Common Core and the Classical Tradition

  by Dr. Chris Perrin | Fall 2016 An abridged version of the following article appeared in the Fall 2016 edition of The Classical Difference LET ME OFFER FROM THE ONSET WHAT I think describes the entire exercise of the Common Core (CC) in our national schools: educational fatigue and weakness. The entire proposal betrays our lack of vision, health, and confidence to educate our children. Why do I think this?   When I first...

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The Carpool Lane – Fall 2016
Aug12

The Carpool Lane – Fall 2016

Late Again! Practical Thoughts for the Drive We are a few weeks into the new school year—commute number 19 and Polo Shirt Friday number three—and mingled with the upbeat early-morning song on the radio comes the popular refrain, “Why do we have to wear uniforms anyway?”   Earlier in the summer, on a quieter and sunnier drive, I heard a report. It said, and I remember distinctly, that our modern brains suffer from something...

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Uniforms
Aug12

Uniforms

  Fall 2016 Uniform Tips and Stories Tying Ties | Ironing Pleats | Repairing Holes   TYING TIES • Our recommended tie: The half windsor • The full windsor • The bow tie   IRONING PLEATS To keep the pleats in longer, drip dry. You can also dry on low and remove the skirt when it’s still damp. The more and higher the heat in the dryer, the sooner the skirt will loose its pleats. For added help, you can keep the pleats in...

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Paideia and Your Sweater Vest
Aug12

Paideia and Your Sweater Vest

  Fall 2016 If the topic doesn’t come up, maybe you should introduce it yourself. Why uniforms?   Practical reasons might satisfy the practically minded. But don’t stop there. It’s all about Paideia—the transfer of “affections,” not just information and rules. Daily, mundane events in our lives can shed real, illuminating light on a very encouraging fact—we are eternal and our eternal home is beautiful. “Huh?” you might ask....

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Lifelong Learning – Amanda Watson’s Story
Aug12

Lifelong Learning – Amanda Watson’s Story

by Sandy Watson | Fall 2016

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Fair Market Value of Classical Education
Aug11

Fair Market Value of Classical Education

Alumni Profile – Will Frazier
What is the fair market value of classical Christian education? Will Frazier is still finding out.

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DIY Parenting – Fall 2016
Aug11

DIY Parenting – Fall 2016

Goals for the first 100 days of school.

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Century Watch – Fall 2016
Aug11

Century Watch – Fall 2016

  This year in history: 1516   It always sounds better in Latin.   “Novum Instrumentum Omne” or “The Entire New Testament” is the name Deciderius Erasmus gives to the first published Greek New Testament, printed in 1516. And according to Erasmus, the best way to ensure accurate understanding is to go back to the source. Ad fontes. It’s an important component of classical thought. Ad Fontes Academy in Centreville, VA,...

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Set Apart – Fall 2016
Aug11

Set Apart – Fall 2016

bacon is my beatrice, Roman selfie, Angie Brennan, through the looking glass, goldfish, low life, what...

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The Unfortunate “Liberal Arts Education”
Aug11

The Unfortunate “Liberal Arts Education”

  Fall 2016 What’s in a word?   There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it. —C.S. Lewis, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader   Dig up a treasure, and you have to clean off some mud. The first words I heard when I asked, “What is classical Christian education?” were, “It’s like a liberal arts education.” My mind locked immediately on an unfortunate image: “liberal” as opposed to...

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Starting a Mock Trial Team
Aug09

Starting a Mock Trial Team

  by Jeanette Faulkner | Fall 2016 Ten Steps to Starting a Mock Trial Team   As my husband’s job kept us moving over the past 15 years, I became a mock trial fairy starting new mock trial programs at four ACCS schools. Some of my teams competed at regional, state and national competitions. Here are some common tips for starting a team.   1) Secure your administration’s support. You’ll need a place to practice in the...

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Common Core
Aug09

Common Core

  Fall 2016 Common Core Informational Resources The Common Core’s Five-Way Power Play The Common Core and the Classical Tradition Common Core: Facts & Fiction More on Paideia The Classical Christian SAT Advantage Your School and the Common...

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Fall 2016 Links
Aug08

Fall 2016 Links

Vol. 2 No. 3 Fall 2016 Links and Citations Bacon is My Beatrice by Rod Dreher, April 9, 2016 (http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/bacon-is-my-beatrice/) Tun Tavern Fellowship (www.tuntavernfellowship.org) Repairing the Ruins, 2017 ACCS Conference (2017.RepairingTheRuins.org) Learn More About Paideia – The Paideia...

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