Welcome – Back to the Glory Days
May26

Welcome – Back to the Glory Days

Summer 2017 Photo Above: Courtesy of Karen Moore and Susan Schwab Grace Academy, Georgetown, TX The education of worshipers WORLD Magazine’s Joel Belz published an editorial on Christian schools in the U.S., “Glory Days Behind Us” (September 03, 2016). Frequent supporters of classical Christian education, WORLD and ACCS President David Goodwin discussed charter, Christian, and classical schools, as well as education’s cultural force....

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Century Watch – Summer 2017
May24

Century Watch – Summer 2017

Summer 2017 Above: Columbia Teachers College This year in history: 1917 THE LINCOLN SCHOOL The Progressive Era (approximately 1890–1920) ushered in some of the most profound changes in American history.   For schools, it meant a change in focus from classical to progressive, from mind to matter, from the individual to the society, from God to man. The Lincoln School, founded in 1917, is a window into the progressive movement....

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Polluting the Shadows
May15

Polluting the Shadows

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Reason, Virtue, and Education
May15

Reason, Virtue, and Education

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What Every Parent Should Consider
May15

What Every Parent Should Consider

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Reinventing College
Feb25

Reinventing College

Spring 2017 UNCONVENTIONAL COLLEGE OPTIONS for CLASSICAL STUDENTS ACCS graduates are not conventional high school graduates. Their depth, command of language, and mastery of reason are often pronounced. But now, we’ve created a new problem. Where do we send these unconventional students to college? The good news is they can succeed just about anywhere. But, parents want more than success. Many parents want to continue their children’s...

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Tectonic Shifts in the College World
Feb24

Tectonic Shifts in the College World

Spring 2017 Twenty-five years ago, around twenty classical Christian schools joined together to form the Association of Classical and Christian Schools (publisher of this magazine). To reinvent K–12 in a classical model, new ACCS schools were built largely from the ground up. But college is a different story. Colleges in the U.S. are much more diverse—and nearly all of them have access to public student financial aid. Research...

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A Major Undertaking
Feb24

A Major Undertaking

by Marissa Black | Spring 2017 How colleges could be missing the point Where are you from? Which dorm are you in? What’s your major? This is the rapid-fire list nearly every freshman gets asked in those first few months of college. What students choose to study can become a key part of how they distinguish and understand themselves. Finance? Music? Applied exercise science? The categories and sub-categories seem endless, which is why...

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Ripple Effect – Classic Learning Test (CLT)
Feb24

Ripple Effect – Classic Learning Test (CLT)

by Ruth Popp | Spring 2017 Ripple Effect A new college test, and why it’s important “Will this be on the test?” The answer to this critical question forms the landscape of American education—what will be studied, what will be committed to memory, and what will be left behind. Standardized college admissions tests exert enormous influence over the curricula and texts selected by educators from high school down to pre–K. If these...

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DIY Parenting – Start a Family Reading Party!
Feb19

DIY Parenting – Start a Family Reading Party!

by Hannah Grieser | Spring 2017 FRESH FRIDAY-NIGHT FUN PIZZA, POPCORN, AND PAGE-TURNERS Reading as a family always sounds like a great idea. At least on paper. But in practice, many of us live as though reading is the kale salad of family activities—good for us, but a tough sell with kids (and some adults too). At the end of a long week of school and homework, how can a book possibly compete with movie night and the allure of a...

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