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A Tribute to Roger Beckett: Kids Don’t Know Enough About Civics — But This Could Save Them

By David Davenport Originally printed in the Washington Examiner, September 20, 2018 An important life was cut short this week in Ashland, Ohio, when 44-year-old Roger Beckett passed away. As executive director of the Ashbrook Center, Roger’s noble goal was … Continue reading »

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Roger L. Beckett 1974 – 2018

January 6, 1974 – September 14, 2018 Roger L. Beckett, 44, of Ashland, Ohio, loving husband of Danielle and father to Laura and Sydney, passed away suddenly Friday, September 14, 2018. Roger was born in Ravenna, Ohio, on January 6, … Continue reading »

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Rediscovering America: Constitution Day Quiz

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Self-Taught History Teacher Finds Affirmation in Ashbrook Masters Program

Greg Balan taught middle school social studies for a decade before getting an education in his subject area. He loved teaching and was seen as highly effective. In 2015, Balan won a district-level teaching award. “But I was free-wheeling it,” … Continue reading »

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Teacher Encourages Students to Listen to Voices of the Past – and to Each Other

Carol Bouffioux teaches social studies to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders at St. Helen Catholic School in Dayton, Ohio. This small school that once served an urban parish now invites students of all faiths from throughout the city. Here, teachers … Continue reading »

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Rediscovering America: Voting Rights Quiz

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After Bold Campaign, Ashbrook Scholar Alum Writes Handbook for Political Candidates

A new book by Ashbrook Scholar alumna Casey Lucius (a 1997 graduate) offers frank advice to young people aspiring to elective office. Lucius, a Republican, ran for Congress in 2016. Scrappy Campaigning: Ten Things I Learned about Life and Leadership … Continue reading »

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Independence Day Quiz

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Job Opening – Teacher Programs Manager

Title: Teacher Programs Manager Reports to: Chief Operating Officer Position Description: Working within the programs division, the teacher programs manager will manage the expansion of teacher programs into new areas, coordinate the operations of programs in existing areas, and coordinate … Continue reading »

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Firefighting Teacher Helps Students Think About America’s Story

Ashbrook’s Rediscovering America seminars, offered around the country in cooperation with local schools and school districts, give social studies teachers professional development opportunities they can find nowhere else. Unlike most professional development, Rediscovering America seminars focus on history and government, … Continue reading »

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