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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


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


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


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


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


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


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