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Op Ed: Calvin Coolidge and the ‘two minds’ of the American presidency

This op ed. originally appeared in the Washington Times on September 12, 2016. By: JASON STEVENS It is a great misfortune that Calvin Coolidge consistently ranks as one of the worst presidents in American history. There are many reasons for this … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Scholars Observe Ohio Supreme Court Arguments

A group of Ashbrook Scholars traveled to Columbus in July to observe an Ohio Supreme Court hearing, joining other college students in watching the appeal of a lower court murder conviction that had resulted in the death penalty. In Ohio, … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook MLK “I Have a Dream” Speech Quiz featured in The Denver Post

  Fifty-three years ago, on Aug. 28, 1963, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. gave one of the most iconic speeches in American history at the March on Washington. King’s masterful speech drew on America’s founding documents — the Constitution and Declaration … Continue reading »

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Press Release: Sugarcreek resident and Ashbrook Scholar Awarded D. Louise and Edward S. Young Endowed Scholarship

This news story originated on the York Daily Record on 8/12/16. Ashland, OH –Halle Hershberger, of Sugarcreek, Ohio, an Ashbrook Scholar in her junior year at Ashland University, has been awarded the prestigious D. Louise and Edward S. Young Endowed … Continue reading »

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Op Ed: The continuing relevance of the U.S. Constitution in American politics

This op ed. originally appeared in the Daily Press on August 17. By: RICHARD REEB In the hurly-burly of a presidential campaign, it is easy to forget what a privilege it is to select the occupant of the most powerful … Continue reading »

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Prestigious Summer Program Puts History Right In Front of Ashbrook Scholar

“A lot of Ashbrook Scholars are gung-ho about becoming the next Senator. I just want to work in a museum,” says Shelby Boatman, a rising senior in the Ashbrook Scholar program. Boatman was selected to be one of 14 students … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Teacher Asks Colleagues: ‘Does our society still hold these principles?’

Ashbrook education is deceptively simple. “We sit in a room with a professional historian who asks us probing questions and then just lets us talk.” No other “professional development” program draws on the teachers’ own insights, says Brett Van Gaasbeek, … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Seminars Help Teachers Share Their Love of America

When you talk to teachers who attend Ashbrook seminars, what they all have in common is clear: They do what they do for love. They teach history, social studies, or civics because they love history and politics, love America’s story, … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Fourth of July Quiz featured on Newsweek.com

  As part of our commitment to history and civic education, Ashbrook recently launched a series of civics quizzes that will be featured in a variety of media outlets nationwide. Our first quiz in the series, featured below, tests your … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Graduate Earns Top Teacher Award from Daughters of the American Revolution

  The Daughters of the American Revolution have named a graduate of Ashbrook’s Master of Arts in American History and Government (MAHG) degree program as West Virginia’s Outstanding Teacher of American History for 2016. Adena Barnette, who teaches at Ripley … Continue reading »

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