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May
31
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More to Jane Austen than Meets the Eye

Jane Austen was a famous English novelist known primarily for her works such as Persuasion, Emma, Sense and Sensibility, and of course, Pride & Prejudice. These novels are some of the best of her time, but there is far more to them and Miss Austen than meets the eye. Drawing from her own life, Austen

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Oct
20
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Can you answer this question about the Bible?

Looking over the homeschool marketplace, I would make two observations. It is dominated by Christians. They don’t value learning the Bible, based on the money they spend on curriculum. So, I asked some pastors and Christian leaders, “Why is it important for children to learn the content of the Bible?” This is not an attempt

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Oct
01
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Someone’s Precious Baby

by Laurie Detweiler October is National Learning Disabilities Month. It is a time when our focus is shifted to education, specifically on raising awareness about learning disabilities and the achievements those with these differences have accomplished. I wish we called it Nation Learning Aspiration Month. Not a week goes by that I am not asked

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Sep
02
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My Wonder Years

One sunny April morning my boys and I, along with eight strangers, climbed aboard an inflatable raft on the windward coast of Oahu. It was a Zodiac – the sturdy rubber raft that was birthed after the sinking of the Titanic and eventually became popular with the military. We had been living in Hawaii for

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Aug
05
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Thoughts on Statistics, the “Rogue” Math Class

Consider this question: “If you had it to do over again, would you have children?” This question was posed in the syndicated column of Ann Landers in newspapers quite a few years ago. After collecting responses for a period of time, her column headlined, “70% OF PARENTS SAY KIDS NOT WORTH IT.” What would you

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Jul
07
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The Power of Truth and the Online Classroom

Trisha Williams Though all the winds of doctrine were let loose to play upon the earth, so Truth be in the field, we do injuriously by licensing and prohibiting to misdoubt her strength. Let her and Falsehood grapple; who ever knew Truth put to the worse, in a free and open encounter. JOHN MILTON, Areopagitica

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Jan
20
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Jesus and the Terrorists

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Anyone with a bit of biblical literacy knows Jesus’ words in John 14:6. He says, “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father except through Me.” We must take this to mean that: – Jesus is the answer. – Christianity is true and all other religions are not.

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Dec
04
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Learning Disabilities: Question to Diagnosis

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Recently, I was having a discussion with “Joan” about her 11-year-old son. As I recall, she has five or six kids. I believe “Trevor” is her second. She has been worried for the past few years that something just didn’t seem to be connecting with Trevor, but after all she is not a trained teacher

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Nov
21
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The Current Confusion, Part 2

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Here’s a simple question. Do you homeschool? Well, at least it seems like a simple question, but it really isn’t. A post on Facebook was mentioned in part one of this two-part post. The post was from a Veritas Press Scholars Academy student taking online classes. It illustrates some confusion around classical Christian education which

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Nov
13
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The Current Confusion, Part 1

Veritas Press

A recent post on Facebook caught my attention. The post was from a student taking online classes through our online school, Veritas Press Scholars Academy. It interested me because it highlighted the difference between a classical Christian education and a traditional one. It also illustrated an interesting phenomenon regarding the status of home-educated students. Here’s

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