In the ever-evolving world of standardized testing and college admissions, the quest for relevance, and striving for deeper understanding of the Good, True, and Beautiful has led to a continual search for a better assessment tool. Recently, a new contender has emerged on the scene, offering a fresh perspective on evaluating students' readiness for higher education. The Classical Learning Test (CLT) has been making waves as a potential replacement for the SAT, and its impact on the future of college admissions cannot be overlooked.
In this op-ed, Daniel Buck delves into the compelling narrative surrounding the Classical Learning Test, analyzing its strengths, weaknesses, and potential implications for students across the nation. As we reflect on the shifting tides of educational assessment and the rise of Classical Education in America, it's essential to explore how the CLT is challenging the status quo and opening doors to a more comprehensive evaluation of students' abilities.
Ethos Logos has identified the CLT as an assessment that goes beyond traditional SAT or ACT learning objectives and explores the big thinkers, writers and ideas that have shaped America. We especially like the CLT’s alignment with classical education principles. In a time when the future of college admissions is in flux, the Classical Learning Test is poised to play a significant role in shaping the landscape of higher education.
Washington Post - Redefining Education: Microschooling, Homeschooling, and Vouchers - A New Frontier in Learning
In the ever-evolving landscape of education, the traditional classroom model is undergoing a profound transformation. As we grapple with the complexities of a rapidly changing world, parents and educators alike are seeking innovative solutions to provide children with a meaningful and effective education. In this era of customization and individualization, three educational approaches have risen to prominence, each offering a unique perspective on how we can best nurture the minds of the next generation: Microschooling, Homeschooling, and Vouchers. We at Ethos Logos designed our curriculum and instructional plans to meet each of these growing markets with basic outlines starting at $9.95 for a full grade curriculum map to graphical Lesson Cards, question (Socratic) filled Lesson Guides and finally a day by day, month by month Digital Platform.
In this special report by The Washington Post, they delve into the fascinating realm of alternative education, exploring the core principles, advantages, and controversies surrounding these three educational avenues. As we journey through the intricacies of Microschooling, Homeschooling, and Vouchers, we will unravel the stories of families, teachers, and policymakers who are at the forefront of this educational revolution. Join us as we navigate this dynamic landscape, where choice, innovation, and individualized learning are redefining the future of education.
For many home-schoolers, parents are no longer doing the teaching by Laura Meckler 8-17-23 - Washington Post
Microschools sometimes provide all-day supervision, allowing parents to work full time while sending their children to “home school.” Hybrid schools let students split their days between school and home. Co-ops, once entirely parent run, might employ a professional educator. Many parents still take the lead in teaching their children. Many rely on family co-ops, in which a mom in one family might teach science while a dad in another leads a photography class. Families also tap into existing community resources such as YMCAs, art studios and nature centers. But new financial and ideological forces have revolutionized the broader home-school landscape. The most powerful may be government. About a dozen states allow families to use taxpayer funds for home-school expenses. Education Savings Accounts, or ESAs, direct thousands of dollars to families that opt out of public school, whether the destination is a private school or their own homes.
New Book At Ethos Logos - The Ultimate Classical Education and Charotte Mason Education Toolbox
Dive into the rich tradition of Classical Education and discover a time-tested approach that fosters the development of wisdom, virtue, and critical thinking skills in K-12 students. Perfected in award-winning Classical Education charter schools, this comprehensive guide takes you on a journey through the stages of the Trivium - Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric - to provide a well-rounded education that stands the test of time.
By blending the holistic and gentle approach of the Charlotte Mason Education model, we help you design to cultivate a love for learning and promote the full development of a child's mind, body, and character. Drawing from the timeless wisdom of Charlotte Mason, this book provides a comprehensive overview of her educational philosophy and practical techniques for implementing her principles in today's K-12 classrooms.
From studying classical languages and literature to exploring mathematical reasoning and scientific inquiry, this book offers practical strategies and curriculum recommendations to help educators and parents implement Classical Education principles effectively. Prepare young minds to become engaged citizens, independent thinkers, and lifelong learners through the transformative power of Classical Education.
Explore the art of narration, nature study, living books, and short lessons that engage students and foster their natural curiosity. From intentionally cultivating good habits to integrating rich literature and the arts, this guide offers educators and parents a roadmap to create an atmosphere of joy, wonder, and intellectual growth. Unlock the transformative potential of Charlotte Mason Education and empower young learners to become lifelong seekers of knowledge and truth.
Arizona Homeschool Tradeshow Was A Success!
Homeschooling is a popular educational option in Arizona, and the state has a supportive environment for homeschool families. Parents in Arizona have the legal right to educate their children at home under the Private Instruction statute. Homeschooling offers families flexibility in designing a customized educational approach tailored to their child's individual needs and learning styles.
In Arizona, there are several homeschool support groups, co-ops, and resources available to assist families in their homeschooling journey. These groups often organize social activities, field trips, and educational resources to enhance the homeschooling experience.
School Vouchers in Arizona:
Arizona is among the states that have implemented school voucher programs to provide families with greater educational choice. The state's Empowerment Scholarship Account (ESA) program allows eligible students to receive state funds to use for private school tuition, homeschooling expenses, online learning programs, and other education-related services.
The ESA program is not limited to homeschoolers but extends to students with disabilities, foster children, children from military families, and all students and families in the state. The program empowers parents to have more control over their children's education and allows them to choose educational options that best meet their children's unique needs.
Arizona Families For Home Education (AFHE), held their annual show in Phoenix and the Ethos Logos team attended and exhibited some or our newer products.
Homeschooling has grown significantly in Arizona over the years. With the freedom to educate children at home under the Private Instruction statute, families have embraced homeschooling for its flexibility, personalized approach, and ability to cater to each child's learning style. The homeschooling community in Arizona is thriving, fostering a rich and diverse educational landscape for children and parents alike.
AFHE: Supporting Homeschool Families
Arizona Families for Home Education (AFHE) plays a pivotal role in the homeschooling community. As the state's largest homeschool organization, AFHE is committed to providing resources, guidance, and encouragement to homeschooling families. From helpful articles and events to networking opportunities, AFHE empowers parents to confidently navigate the homeschooling journey. We encourage all our homeschool families to join their local association and plug in to all the amazing offers groups such as AFHE provide.