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Teacher Pursuing Masters Degree Poses Questions About Independence to Students

What were the risks taken by American colonists who decided to revolt from Great Britain? In October, high school juniors in Amy Parker’s two Advanced Placement American History classes wrestled with this question as they reenacted the deliberations of the … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook’s MAHG Program: The Choice for Madison Fellows

An elite group of dedicated history teachers have become enthusiastic recruiters for Ashbrook’s Master of Arts in American History and Government (MAHG) program. They have won fellowships for master’s study from the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation. Created by Congress … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Scholar Tests Career Goal Through Internship

It takes discipline to power through the rigorous coursework of an Ashbrook Scholar, especially for those who add on extracurricular activities and work as interns in the Ashbrook Center. Kayla Toth, an Ashbrook Scholar and intern, exemplifies determination combined with … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Scholar Interns for Ohio Congressman

Kate Brickner, a senior Ashbrook Scholar from Cleveland, interned in the DC office of Representative Bob Gibbs (Ohio district 7) for three months this summer. A philosophy and political science major, Brickner brought a combination of political experience and thoughtfulness … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Scholar Interns for U.S. Senator

Ashbrook Scholar Mariah Halleck spent six weeks this summer interning in the Capitol Hill office of Ohio Senator Rob Portman. A senior from Salem, Ohio, Halleck will graduate in December — having completed her degree requirements in only three and … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Senior Fellow Writes on Intelligence, National Security, and Civil Liberties

Part of what distinguishes the Ashbrook Center as a leader in civic education is the quality of the scholars it attracts. The work that theses scholars do has a tremendous amount of variety and is pertinent to Ashbrook’s mission to … Continue reading »

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Senior Ashbrook Leader Nominated by President Obama to Serve on Federal Agency Board

The White House announced on Thursday that President Obama has nominated Victoria Hughes, Director of Development at the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, to serve on the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service. Senate confirmation is required … Continue reading »

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Summer Internship Gives Ashbrook Teacher Insight into Congress

“Although Congress’s approval rating is at an all-time low, the members and their staffs are working tirelessly to address constituents’ concerns,” observes high school teacher Michelle Holowicki.  “Perhaps our expectations of what government should do have simply grown too big.” … Continue reading »

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An Ashbrook Teacher for the Community

Most of those enrolled in Ashbrook’s Master of American History and Government (MAHG) program teach social studies in secondary schools. Others pursuing the degree have found creative ways to promote civic education outside of the classroom. Before her retirement, Janice … Continue reading »

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Reenacting the Past: Ashbrook Teachers Learn How Democratic Deliberations Shape History

What if the Kentucky legislature had decided to secede from the Union in early 1861? Abraham Lincoln believed — and subsequent historians generally agree — that Kentucky’s secession might have changed the Civil War’s outcome. While it is necessary to … Continue reading »

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