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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2017 Summer
May26

2017 Summer

Artwork Above by Elliana Elkins, 10th Grade Jonathan Edwards Classical Academy, Nashville, TN Online Articles Summer 2017 Welcome – Back to the Glory Days Graduates Profile A Substitute’s Story DIY Parenting Century Watch The Results Listen and Read Camping with Friends Bingo Alumni Profile – Andrew Brinkerhoff See Full Issue (PDF) Notes and Citations Century Watch 1...

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DIY Parenting – Summer 2017
May24

DIY Parenting – Summer 2017

Summer 2017 PAINT YOUR OWN SUMMER A fix for the dreaded “I’m bored” After the first week or so of acclimating, we dive into a uniquely summer kind of schedule. This is the time to teach my kids all the life skills that are less feasible during the school year. They work so hard at school every day that I don’t want to load them up with housework or chores when they get home. Summer is a great time to teach kids to cook, garden, knit,...

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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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Around the Country – Franklin Classical School
Feb24

Around the Country – Franklin Classical School

by Jeanette Faulkner | Spring 2017 The Only Thing Missing for the First Day of School Was the Building When most parents finish the final page of The Case for Classical Christian Education, visions of ivy-covered brick buildings captivate their imaginations. From a first floor window emanates a child’s voice translating Caesar’s Gallic Wars; and from above rings an angelic choir’s medieval hymn filling the air over a robust lacrosse...

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Culture Grip – Man Does Not Live By Math Alone
Feb18

Culture Grip – Man Does Not Live By Math Alone

by Eric Metaxas | Spring 2017 Education is more than STEM C. S. Lewis once said that education without values makes us into “more clever devils.” Here’s why that’s so. We’ve all seen the studies showing that students in America are falling behind in STEM subjects—STEM is shorthand for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics—and many in education and government are freaking out.   The STEM Education Coalition warns that...

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Vanderbilt Law Professor Warns Parents
Feb03

Vanderbilt Law Professor Warns Parents

It’s no surprise that young people are being indoctrinated against Christianity at all levels of academia.  We are grateful that once again, classical Christian education is specifically named by Dr. Carol Swain as a way of training students to think Christianly before they face the pressures of the left in college....

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DIY Parenting – Winter 2016
Nov11

DIY Parenting – Winter 2016

by Rachel Jankovic | Winter 2016 New traditions for a new family Traditions can be a complicated thing. As a young family starting out, trying to builda few of your own can feel a little shocking.   All those fun things you remember about Christmas don’t just happen! Someone has to plan it and do the work and clean up the mess afterwards. Someone has to pick out that Christmas dress and find the shoes and buy the tights—all in...

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Think Bigger
Nov11

Think Bigger

by David Goodwin | Winter 2016 Christian Education as a Conquering Force   That stitch in time that would save nine, for education, was missed a century ago. Christian culture is grasping at threads as it tries to remain relevant. But, there is hope that we can reweave a once great tapestry.   A PBS feature “Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler” repeats the common but false claim: “Islam, like Judaism and Christianity, made its...

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Family Advent
Nov10

Family Advent

Making Christmas Real   Download the Family Advent Script   Advent Sundays 2016: November 27, December 4, December 11, December 18   Advent historically begins four Sundays before Christmas and ends on Christmas Eve. Honoring the season with an Advent wreath is one of the most meaningful traditions in our family. It’s also one of the simplest.   1. Place a small wreath on the table with four colored candles evenly spaced...

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