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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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Op Ed: No: Don’t be fooled by finger-pointing and buck-passing

This op ed originally appeared in the Sacramento Bee on May 26. By: JASON STEVENS The highly politicized and much talked-about Flint water crisis has triggered the usual response from activists, bureaucrats and politicians: finger-pointing and buck-passing. Michigan’s attorney general has … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Master’s Graduate Named Ohio’s Outstanding Secondary Social Studies Teacher

In October, Kimberly Huffman, a graduate of Ashbrook’s Master of Arts in American History and Government degree program, was named Ohio’s Outstanding Secondary Social Studies Teacher.  The Ohio Council of Social Studies (OCSS), which promotes social studies education, recognized Huffman … Continue reading »

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Teacher Offers Students A Second Chance To Engage With History Through Primary Documents

Ashbrook Teacher seminars model the free and thoughtful discussion of primary documents. Creative teachers like Deb Wiley Horner take the documents and discussion back to the classroom, and watch their students begin to care about history.  Horner attends every Ashbrook … Continue reading »

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Fox News Commentator Ed Rollins to Speak at Ashbrook Memorial Dinner on April 27

Political consultant and Fox News commentator Ed Rollins will be the keynote speaker at the 31st Annual John M. Ashbrook Memorial Dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at Ashland University. Sponsored by the Ashbrook Center, this event … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Teacher Challenges Students to Read & Debate the Questions of the Constitutional Convention

To see the transformative effect of Ashbrook’s programs for secondary school social studies teachers, simply visit their classrooms. In a suburb of Akron, Ohio, a slender thirteen-year-old wearing a starched white 18th century-style shirt stands and makes an argument against … Continue reading »

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Op Ed: Sanders and Trump are Dead Wrong on Free Trade

This op ed originally appeared in National Interest. BY: JOHN MOSER Based on the views of this year’s leading presidential candidates, it would appear that our next president is determined to move our country away from free trade. Sen. Bernie Sanders … Continue reading »

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