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Why STEM Needs the Humanities

It seems the system of progressive modern education proposes a new educational fad about every twenty years. At one point it was whole language, where the emphasis on word meanings replaced skill-based instruction and purged phonics instruction. Or the new… Read More

Should We Teach Kids Cursive?

Cursive is no longer a requirement in U.S. schools, so should we continue to teach cursive penmanship at Providence? Wouldn’t teaching kids to type be more practical? As a response to the state of Illinois’ decision to pass a law… Read More

Providence Protocol: Civility and Chivalry

Our oldest son is a junior at Grove City College near Pittsburgh. Last year he was invited to a formal political event, where he met various people in the local community, and he commented on what he, in hindsight, considers… Read More

Classical Me, Classical Thee – A Book Review

What is the difference between classical education and a typical modern-day education offered at a local public school? If answering that question poses a challenge, you will find a new book by Rebekah Merkle most helpful. Classical Me, Classical Thee:… Read More

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