Transitional Kindergarten: The Purpose and Difference

by BJ Williams on May 16, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Pre-Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten serve as the bridge from earliest learning to Kindergarten. Through play-centered activities, children develop the fundamental skills for success in ...

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Playing Outside: The New Old Frontier

by Rachel Hutson on May 9, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Between allergies, piano lessons, and screen time, playing outside has not just gone out of style, it's gone by the wayside. Gone are the days of bare feet and dirt, tree houses and ropes, and ...

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10 Summer Jobs for Your Elementary Schooler

by Rachel Hutson on May 2, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Elementary schooler? Jobs? You heard me correctly! Now I'm not advocating for a trip back to the factories of the Industrial Revolution, but summer is an excellent time for kids to learn some new ...

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Should Cell Phones Be Allowed in Middle Schools?

by Rachel Hutson on Apr 25, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Technology has been on our minds a lot lately. How much is too much? How young is too young?

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Parents in the School: A Lifelong Learning Community

by James Laney on Apr 18, 2018 6:00:00 AM

One of the first things I spotted when I started teaching at Whitefield Academy seven years ago was a quote from Henry Adams: “They know enough who know how to learn.” Providing our students with a ...

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Intersectionality: What Defines Our Kids?

by Lydia White on Apr 11, 2018 6:00:00 AM

The term intersectionality is more than just a mouthful, it is the current mantra of higher education. In its simplest form, it is the concept that one’s identity is defined by the ...

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Christian Origins to "Secular" Easter Traditions

by John Hutson on Mar 28, 2018 7:56:05 AM


In our increasingly irreligious society, many holidays have developed two tracks. When selecting Christmas cards last year, my wife remarked that the website had a choice between ...

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10 Summer Job Ideas for Your Teen

by Rachel Hutson on Mar 21, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Spring break is over, and we are entering the home stretch toward summer! Time for your teens to start figuring out a summer job that will fill their hours and their wallets, plus learn some ...

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Classical Education: How It Prepared My Kids For Adult Learning

by Michele Phillips on Mar 14, 2018 8:14:11 AM

My husband and I provided a classical Christian education for both of our children who are now grown and married with children of their own. Recently I was talking with my daughter and she mentioned ...

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Spring Break in Kansas City: A Great Performances Guide for the Whole Family

by Rachel Hutson on Mar 7, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Spring Break is closing in, and you never know what the weather will be like in Kansas City! In anticipation of some stay inside days, here's an all-encompassing list of some great performances ...

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