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A critique of the Classics

In Ancient Rome, scholarship was written in Ancient Greek. In fact, the Romans had a bit of an admiration for the Greeks and their philosophy, and thoroughly enjoyed studying the works of Plato and Aristotle. 455 more words

History

October 9, 1932

Sun., 9  Grace attends church. I get a chicken dinner. Henrietta is invited to the State School as Miss Gagnon’s guest. She stays to dinner & supper. 33 more words

DIARIES

Back to school

There are some cities that succumb to a form of mass hysteria when it comes to schooling, and Bristol is one of them. Its reputation as a bohemian hub, full of alternative and creative types, sits uneasily with the large number of families here who opt out of state education. 1,186 more words

Family

July 1, 1932

Fri., 1  No devotions but Democratic group instead. They have kept it steadily going since 9 o’clock last night. Get up dizzy. Have a nap after I come downstairs which helps out. 48 more words

DIARIES

Writing on Purpose

Can a simple writing assignment teach more than academic skills? A 9th grade English I class at Garinger High and a 10th grade English II class at Charlotte Country Day engaged in a Pen Pal project are learning the answer is a resounding “Yes!” Watch this Ted talk to learn from this teacher: … 9 more words

Video

Exclusive Test Data: Many Colleges Fail to Improve Critical-Thinking Skills 

Results of a standardized measure of reasoning ability show many students fail to improve over four years—even at some flagship schools, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of nonpublic results. 334 more words

Mediasphere

What kind of world do I live in? #GE2017

This week in therapy I said, ‘I dream of living in a small cottage where I can walk outside and feel the grass under my bare feet.’ For me that is a dream of liberation, of peace and contentment. 878 more words

Politics