Standing Up for Civil Discourse

Posted on November 2nd, 2018 by Allendale Columbia School

We see it every day: increasingly polarized and unfiltered outbursts on hot-button issues, shouting back-and-forth with neither side giving credit to the arguments of the other, and falsehoods repeated with assertive tones. This isn’t a children’s playground, it’s the world around us.

Ted Hunt recognizes a student’s point in his popular Democracy and Discourse class.

Is there room for civil discourse in today’s democracy? How do we prepare students to engage in public discourse with strategies for success and resilience? (more…)

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Posted in: Authentic Learning, Eleventh Grade, Highlights, Ninth Grade, Tenth Grade, Twelfth Grade, Upper School

Democrat and Chronicle Features AC's Head of Middle School

Posted on January 27th, 2014 by klapa

We are delighted to share that Ryan Burke, who moved from Seattle in July to become AC’s Head of Middle School, has been featured in the Democrat and Chronicle! The article provides fantastic insight into Ryan’s background, his reasons for choosing the field of education, and what brought him across the country to Allendale Columbia School. Click here to read more about this dynamic leader!

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Posted in: Eighth Grade, Highlights, Middle School, Seventh Grade, Sixth Grade