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Help Us Expand Our Playground And Classrooms On June 29

This summer we have many school building and playground updates planned, and we need all the help we can get to make them happen. We're preparing another classroom (or two), finishing up the school library's collection, building exciting new things on the playground, and doing basic repairs and updates. You can help by donating to … Continue reading Help Us Expand Our Playground And Classrooms On June 29

Public School Leaders: We’ve Created A National Reading Crisis

"Research has documented what works to get kids to read, yet those evidence-based reading practices appear to be missing from most classrooms," write three public school administrators in a recent issue of Education Week, a prominent industry publication. "Systemic failures have left educators overwhelmingly unaware of the research on how kids learn to read," they … Continue reading Public School Leaders: We’ve Created A National Reading Crisis

If You Are A Christian, ‘Everything Will Change’ About Education

John Senior founded a world-renowned university humanities program at the University of Kansas that thrived in the 1970s. In his book, "The Restoration of Christian Culture," Senior writes the following: Not to have a college at all would mean an ignorance of many things, but to have a college in which the faculty and students … Continue reading If You Are A Christian, ‘Everything Will Change’ About Education

Erasmus: Memorization Is The Beginning Of A Creative Process

From "The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains," by Nicholas Carr. The Dutch humanist Desiderius Erasmus...who as a schoolboy had memorized great swathes of classical literature, including the complete works of the poet Horace and the playwright Terence, was not recommending memorization for memorization's sake or as a rote exercise for retaining … Continue reading Erasmus: Memorization Is The Beginning Of A Creative Process

Research: The More We Memorize, The Sharper Our Brains Become

From "The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains," by Nicholas Carr. When a person fails to consolidate a fact, an idea or an experience in long-term memory, he's not 'freeing up' space in his brain for other functions. In contrast to working memory, with its constrained capacity, long-term memory expands and contracts … Continue reading Research: The More We Memorize, The Sharper Our Brains Become

We’ve Been Recommended For Accreditation

In the last week of February, an accreditation team from the Consortium for Classical Lutheran Education visited our school. We're excited to report the reviewers will recommend us to their board for accreditation approval. Our application and recommendation will be formally voted on at the CCLE board's March meeting. We'll report the details once they're … Continue reading We’ve Been Recommended For Accreditation