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The Obvious Priority of Education

Imagine that you have been selected to participate in a massive sociological research project sponsored by NASA. They have chosen other candidates with similar socio/political views from a variety of […]

Knowing Foundational Principles

Every institution has a set of foundational  beliefs.   This reality always shapes the actions, the attitudes, and the priorities of the institution. For example, a “for profit”  commercial enterprise may […]

Reading Words

I have heard it said that when you have a good book, you are never alone.  I believe it. There is a certain simple pleasure found in being caught up […]

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Is Your Child Disciplined?

The Latin word for student is discipulus.  From it, we get a few English words. Disciple Verb form: meaning to help make one a better student. (ie.  The youth pastor […]

Is There Room?

Christmas 2020 Dear Bradford Academy Family and Friends, “There is No Room!”  These distressing words were spoken to expectant parents, Mary and Joseph, long ago.  The innkeeper was caught up […]

7 Reasons to Study Poetry

(Special post from Miss Amanda Windes, veteran Language Arts teacher at Bradford Academy) Over the years, Bradford students have memorized tens (maybe hundreds!) of poems, listened to one another rattle […]

Time to Get Serious About Screen Time

Tech is everywhere. I am concerned. I am concerned about technology and our children.  Don’t misunderstand me; I appreciate technology. However, studies are reporting an increased amount of screen time […]

The Republic and the Will to Educate

I recently came across two fascinating quotes regarding education.  Both of the quotes express an idea that should motivate us to action and help us to better understand the social […]

Viewing the Wonder

Science is a beautiful thing. The world around us fascinates me.  I have emphasized the humanities in my academic career; however, I have also always enjoyed the beauty and wonder […]