Allen’s Greatest Generation

Author: Patrick Baker  • 

Renown journalist Tom Brokaw dubbed the term "The Greatest Generation" for the group of Americans who grew up surviving the Great Depression, then either went on to fight in World War II or keep the family alive back home. This past weekend, I was able to share a day with what I would call Allen's "Greatest Generation."

Our Education System

Author: Patrick Baker  • 

Every month, I inevitably run into someone who asks me about the Common Core.  What do I think?  What are its merits?  Can it work?  How does Allen Academy use them?

The “F” Word

Author: Matthew Rush  • 

It's used all the time.  Is it appropriate?  At what age do you allow it to happen?  Are we willing to accept that it actually has positive, long term benefits?

Ripple Effect: Rethinking service

Author: Matthew Rush  • 

A boy stands on a riverbank with a rock in hand.  Knowing well the outcome before he hurls the baseball-sized object into the water, he still grows excited about the process: find a rock, pick it up, chunk it, and see the splash and subsequent ripples.