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Make your Classical Conversations® back-to-school shopping list and check it twice

by John
Tuesday, 08 August, 2017
categories: Articles
By John Carpenter & April Foster COMMUNICATIONS TEAM Early August is either an exciting time or a terrifying time as a homeschool parent, depending on your perspective and your level of preparedness. For most Classical Conversations’ parents and their children,...
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If the Lord Builds the House

by John
Sunday, 23 July, 2017
categories: Articles
“If you build it, [they] will come,” has become an iconic expression in American culture. For you young’uns, it’s a line from the 1989 film Field of Dreams starring Kevin Costner. In the film, Ray Kinsella, played by Costner, is a struggling farmer who keeps hearing...
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Classical Conversations expands rapidly overseas

by John
Thursday, 20 July, 2017
categories: Articles
SOUTHERN PINES, NORTH CAROLINA— Classical Conversations Inc.® is the world’s largest classical education resource for Christian homeschoolers, and while the vast majority of CC’s 105,000 students live in the United States, the program is actually growing more rapidly...
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‘Oh, the places you will go’ with CC’s new cartography book

by John
Monday, 10 July, 2017
categories: Articles
Good books can take you to places you’ve never been before, both real and imagined, and times past, present and future. Classics like “The Bronze Bow,” “Carry on, Mr. Bowditch,” and “Starship Troopers” can take you to 1st-century Galilee under the Romans, to sea in the...
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Classical Conversations celebrates 20th anniversary

by John
Friday, 07 July, 2017
categories: Articles
In the fall of 1997, Leigh Bortins began teaching a once-a-week, classical-model program in rhetoric in the basement of her Winston-Salem, North Carolina, home with her oldest son, Robert, and 10 of his friends. That program has grown just a bit over the years, and...
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