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The Holidays Are a Great Time to Help

What does it mean to be part of a community? What’s one thing you could do to make your community a better place? Celebrate kindness this holiday season by reading “Small Acts Make a Big Difference” about kids who volunteer in their communities, and discuss ways students would most wantContinue reading

Talking Service Update

I was honored to conduct a very special training In May for Talking Service, the Great Books Foundation’s nationwide reading and discussion program for veterans. I was joined by nine enthusiastic participants from humanities councils and special interest groups across the nation, supported by a generous grant from the NationalContinue reading

Great Books Summer Adventure

In April we invited teachers across the country to nominate students in grades 6–12 for one of three scholarships to a one-week Great Books Summer Program at Stanford University, Northwestern University, and Amherst College. The response was amazing! We were flooded with more than 100 essays on how the skills students practiceContinue reading