Research Increasingy Finds More Screen Time Makes Kids Depressed And Illiterate

The Atlantic recently published a major feature article by big-name author and social science researcher Jean Twenge exploring the effects of young people's constant phone and computer use. In short, her findings are ominous. Here's one factoid from a long-running national teen study: "Teens who spend more time than average on screen activities are more … Continue reading Research Increasingy Finds More Screen Time Makes Kids Depressed And Illiterate

Before, During, And After Pictures Of Our School Hallway Transformation

I'm just going to say the truth: our school hallway was atrociously ugly. Take a look at it before our volunteers got their hands all over it. But then we installed brand-new lights and teams got painting. Herewith, the after picture. Ta-da! We've done more work since these pictures were taken, finishing off the paint … Continue reading Before, During, And After Pictures Of Our School Hallway Transformation

A Seventeenth-Century Englishman Explains Why We Need To Take Studying History Seriously

John Seldon was one of the earliest English political philosophers. A recent journal article discussing his contribution to American law and culture points out how well he articulated the importance of studying history in great detail. Selden responds to the claims of universal reason by arguing for a position that can be called historical empiricism. On … Continue reading A Seventeenth-Century Englishman Explains Why We Need To Take Studying History Seriously

Why Every Educated Person Should Know Latin

This excerpt from Charles. E. Bennett’s "The Teaching of Latin in the Secondary School," 1903, comes from Memoria Press's most recent edition of The Classical Teacher, Late Summer 2017. You can get a free copy of that publication by entering your information here. At Redeemer Classial we use Memoria's Latin curricula, starting in First Form. The question as … Continue reading Why Every Educated Person Should Know Latin

Revive Your Knowledge Of America’s Declaration Of Independence In 3 Minutes

Happy Independence Day! You can do no better today than to read with your children, family, and neighbors America's Declaration of Independence. Below is its preamble and a link to the full text. Redeemer Classical School's students memorize the italicized portion in Form B, or at approximately age seven, and this full preamble in Form … Continue reading Revive Your Knowledge Of America’s Declaration Of Independence In 3 Minutes

Survey: Teachers Say Students Are Learning Fewer Math Facts Under Common Core

A nationally representative survey of public-school teachers by a pro-Common Core organization found that 48 percent of middle-school teachers, a plurality, say fewer of their students are memorizing basic math formulas or times tables under Common Core. While pluralities of teachers for grades K-5 said their kids' math knowledge has stayed about the same, large numbers … Continue reading Survey: Teachers Say Students Are Learning Fewer Math Facts Under Common Core

UK Study Finds 1 In 7 Teens Becomes Christian Because Of Visiting A Church, Not Parachurch Ministries

One in seven British Christian teens say a visit to a church building was a key factor in influencing them to adopt their faith, according to a new study. Nearly one in five said attending a religious school was the major factor in preserving or introducing their Christian faith. “This shows the power of church … Continue reading UK Study Finds 1 In 7 Teens Becomes Christian Because Of Visiting A Church, Not Parachurch Ministries

Get Your Smiling Face In Our Pages At These Upcoming Volunteer Events!

We had a blast last week at our first volunteer work day. Our test run this week at decorative painting for the school hallway went well, too, so we're just about ready to begin that work in earnest. Come join in the fun for the next set of opportunities to bring world-class education to Fort … Continue reading Get Your Smiling Face In Our Pages At These Upcoming Volunteer Events!

Bob Dylan Says Classic Literature Inspired His Nobel Prize-Winning Poetry

To his own surprise and much public debate, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 2016 and just released his corresponding public lecture. In it, he cites works of classic literature as his inspiration and source material. When I started writing my own songs, the folk lingo was the only vocabulary that … Continue reading Bob Dylan Says Classic Literature Inspired His Nobel Prize-Winning Poetry