Is Sewing an Important Skill f...

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Annie Holmquist – When I was 10 years old, the opportunity to attend a living history program one summer day left me in a tizzy...

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Are Teachers Ruining Literatur...

Jan 31, 2017 by

Daniel Lattier – My friend’s daughter attends a local school with a classical curriculum, where they are now reading Geoffrey...

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Chores in School? Why, Yes!

Jan 8, 2017 by

Annie Holmquist – The other day, NPR wrote a feature article about a unique program at John Bowne High School in New York City....

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These 2016 Suspensions Show a ...

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Annie Holmquist – In recent years, the rise of zero-tolerance discipline policies in schools has resulted in suspensions for …...

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Home-building: A Practical Hig...

Dec 19, 2016 by

Annie Holmquist – The other day a friend of mine received some good-natured ribbing over the fact that he had to call a...

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Do Schools Keep Students from ...

Dec 12, 2016 by

Annie Holmquist – In a recent article, Martin Cothran noted that literacy is becoming a thing of the past in today’s schools....

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Are Students Really Learning t...

Jun 21, 2016 by

Annie Holmquist – Critical thinking has become a buzzword in today’s education system – and for good cause. Effective reasoning...

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Creativity or Obedience in Sch...

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Annie Holmquist – In a recent article for The Guardian, an executive for international marketing and public relations company...

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How Ben Franklin Encouraged Ra...

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Annie Holmquist – When students in a maximum security prison education program beat out West Point cadets in a debate...

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Does Vocational Training Help ...

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Annie Holmquist – Last year, Intellectual Takeout posted a popular quote from Mythbusters star Adam Savage on the need to...

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SPPS: Central High School Teac...

Apr 5, 2016 by

Annie Holmquist – A week ago, I asked an out-of-state friend how her job as a teacher was going. “Terrible!” she responded....

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How Parents Can Find Good Book...

Mar 5, 2016 by

Annie Holmquist – By now we’ve heard over and over again how important it is for parents to read to their children and...

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Why Discipline is Out of Contr...

Dec 28, 2015 by

Annie Holmquist – In Minnesota, the Saint Paul Public Schools district is in a state of chaos. Earlier this month, a high...

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Young Children Need Conversati...

Dec 21, 2015 by

Annie Holmquist – Advocating for state-funded preschool is still a popular political move, as a potential candidate for the New...

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Turns Out That Students Like R...

Oct 21, 2015 by

Annie Holmquist – Increasingly, many school referenda are based on the need to buy iPads or other tech devices for students....

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Minneapolis’ Failure to ...

Oct 19, 2015 by

The numbers show the need for systemic change. Devin Foley – As you can see by the statistic shared on our billboard above,...

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American Students Can’t Write…...

Oct 14, 2015 by

Annie Holmquist – I had a rude awakening during peer review week in my College Comp II course: writing was a struggle for my...

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Should We Be Teaching Philosop...

Oct 7, 2015 by

Daniel Lattier – In the U.S., it’s commonly believed that philosophy is too complex for high school students. But in the...

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These Americans Can’t Answer S...

Sep 18, 2015 by

Annie Holmquist – September 17th marked the 228th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. To recognize...

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America Needs More of These Sk...

Sep 11, 2015 by

Annie Holmquist – Do you know the median hourly wage for an entry level welder? According to Salary.com, it’s $18 per hour, but...

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