How Art Education Cured a Struggling Student

Anytime a child is struggling in school, they aren’t the only ones who experience feelings of frustration, hopelessness, and discouragement. You, the parent, probably do too. You’ve tried everything you know to help your child succeed. You’ve tried that great tutor you heard about. Maybe you bought a book on how to help students through

By |2021-10-06T14:17:38-04:00October 6th, 2021|Instruction, Interviews|0 Comments

Thoughts on Esquire’s “The Drugging of the American Boy”

-From the President's Desk- By Melvin Adams -- During the 1990s, I lived in Eastern Europe in a country coming out of the long grip of the USSR (United Soviet Socialist Republic). One word pretty much described the society:  Devastation. Poverty was everywhere, and people were coping however possible. Public alcoholism was rampant, and a

By |2021-09-17T21:49:44-04:00September 18th, 2021|Instruction|0 Comments

Illogical Theory with Rhetoric That’s Void of Common Sense

By Dr. Karen Hiltz -- It’s an understatement to say the divisiveness of Critical Race Theory (CRT) continues. Those who oppose it are labeled as racist, bigots, anti-truth, white supremacists, and more. Those who embrace this theory believe it’s necessary in order to teach history, truth, and facts.  How can you determine what’s right? Let’s

By |2021-09-06T14:50:15-04:00September 6th, 2021|Instruction|0 Comments

Why Educational Choice Matters

Today we want to look at school choice (also known as educational choice) and why it matters.  What do we mean by “school choice”? School choice is the idea that parents have the freedom to choose the best school option for their child. “Best” can span many facets of education: location, values, available services, quality

By |2021-10-14T13:42:59-04:00August 14th, 2021|Government, Instruction|2 Comments

Why Your School Needs a Character-Based Curriculum

“Character education is not old-fashioned, and it's not about bringing religion in to the classroom. Character is the ‘X factor’ that experts in parenting and education have deemed integral to success.” The Atlantic Throughout history, you can find various quips and proverbs about character. “Bad company corrupts good character.” “Character is easier kept than recovered.”

By |2021-08-09T19:18:07-04:00August 9th, 2021|Instruction|0 Comments

Hillsdale College Aims to Teach America’s True Founding

Hillsdale College has released a free American history and civics lesson curriculum for K-12 students titled “The Hillsdale 1776 Curriculum.” The new resource is designed to ensure students learn about the truth of America’s founding and other vital moments in the nation’s history. Dr. Kathleen O'Toole, Assistant Provost for K-12 Education at Hillsdale College, gave

By |2021-08-04T17:34:23-04:00August 3rd, 2021|Instruction, News|0 Comments

Is Phonics-based Reading Outdated?

“Questions regarding the nature, extent, and role of phonics instruction in beginning reading programs are not a modern phenomenon. These concerns have existed in public education for over three hundred years. Throughout the history of reading instruction, phonics, like other methods, has had its high moments and its low moments—from being essential to being ignored.”

By |2021-08-13T14:38:18-04:00August 2nd, 2021|Instruction|0 Comments
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