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Articles dated April 2013

Music as a Liberating Art (Excerpted from The Neglected Muse: Why Music Is an Essential Liberal Art [Part V*])

The study of music has several goals. One of them is to improve, through education, students' aesthetic taste: to introduce them to truly great music in an effort to beget a love for all things graceful and well formed. As a music teacher, I hope that the study of...
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Hindsight and High Hopes

As April ends and the school year winds down, it is important to reflect on all that has been accomplished. Most Classical Conversations communities have completed the school year and are preparing for EOG testing and Parent Practicum. This moment presents the...
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Is Protocol "Starched, Stuffy, and Stiff"?

by Kate
Friday, 26 April, 2013
categories: Articles, Classical Christian Education
Classical Conversations Challenge communities organize a chaperoned Spring Formal Protocol event each year for their Challenge I-IV students. Students choose their dressy attire, eat together in an upscale setting, and may attend a cultural event (such as the theatre...
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'Do' Diligence

by Shawn
Tuesday, 23 April, 2013
categories: Articles, College and Post Graduation
College consultants spend a lot of time helping students and their families prepare for life after high school. I myself have become pretty good at directing people to the best books available on the market. SAT and ACT, among others, provide excellent guidance. But...
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Three Cheers for Pope Francis

by Linda
Monday, 22 April, 2013
categories: Big Ideas: Truth, Beauty, Goodness and more!
On February 11, 2013, the media announced Pope Benedict’s resignation from the papacy for “the good of the church”; this decision was contrary to a tradition of lifetime tenure for popes. The media widely reported that the last resignation recorded in history occurred...
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