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Science, Resurrection & History: Reflections on Classical Education

Father James V. Schall, S.J., taught political philosophy at Georgetown University for more than five decades. He continues to be one of our nation’s most prolific writers on life’s most important questions. In 2012 he retired from university life and now lives in the Jesuit community in Los Gatos, California. This year he turned ninety. Cana Academy is grateful and honored that Father Schall agreed to an interview with our president, Andrew Zwerneman.  

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Great Hearts, Great Story: An Interview with Daniel Scoggin

Daniel Scoggin is a co-founder of Great Hearts Academies and has served initially as the organization’s CEO when it launched and grew in Arizona and now as its director of national growth as the mission expands to other states. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, the Great Hearts network includes 28 schools in Arizona and Texas, serving over 15,000 students. It is without challenge the most successful organization of charter schools in the country. Quite remarkably, the Great Hearts mission is classical. Cana Academy’s president, Andrew Zwerneman, recently had the opportunity to engage Dan Scoggin in an interview for Open City.

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Common Ground for Great Texts: Part III

When choosing expository texts, the most important criterion to follow is this: Great expository texts from the past illuminate historical reality, including our own. They form a body of knowledge that helps students understand the world for which they will be increasingly responsible.

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Common Ground for Great Texts: Part II

When we are looking for works of imaginative literature, we should choose texts that move us to feel more deeply the human condition and to see more clearly the life we have in common.

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Common Ground for Great Texts: Part I

For all of us who teach in classical programs, we want our students to read great texts: the finest poems, plays, novels, and stories and the most exceptional readings in history, theology, politics, and philosophy. How does a book make it onto the list of great texts?

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Great Teachers Open Up the World

Great teachers open up the world for their students. They lovingly point the way to newfound horizons and give their students the intellectual equipment they need to go as far as they can go. As this is the start of a new school year, I want to honor three teachers in my life. Each of them was different in age, appearance, and personality, but all three were impressive human beings who extended great gifts to me.

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