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March 2, 2023

Meet Silvina Horvath

Silvina Horvath moved to the Valley from Buenos Aires, Argentina nearly 30 years ago. “That is still a big part of me… I am grateful that everyone puts up with my accent, that I still have, and some of my ways,” she said with an almost mischievous chuckle. “As immigrants, education here was very different... Read More »

February 27, 2023

Meet Jackie Labadie

“I started by volunteering in the school a lot.” Jackie Labadie’s two children both graduated from Veritas Prep. It was when her second child graduated that Jackie decided to get back into the workforce. “I thought, ‘apply to what you love,’ and I love Great Hearts. So, I applied here, and the rest is history,”... Read More »

February 24, 2023

Day 2 at the National Symposium for Classical Education

Anticipation continued to build as day 2 of the 2023 National Symposium for Classical Education kicked off. “Last night, Dana Gioia regaled us with the wonders of words – the power of poetry. He reminded us that deep in our primal selves is the need to make poetry. That is to say to use words... Read More »

February 24, 2023

Opening Night at the National Symposium for Classical Education

Attendees checked in and began too peruse the booths of the almost 40 sponsors for the event. There was excitement and chatter throughout the room as colleagues and friends reunited. The roar of the room quickly quieted as the Executive Director of Great Hearts Institute, Dr. Robert L. Jackson, welcomed attendees, which included over 275... Read More »

February 24, 2023

The Importance of Student Writing in an AI World

The ChatGPT era has provoked angst in the education community, leading some to question whether the student essay should be abandoned in favor of other pedagogies. As educators wrestle with the implications of AI, we would do well to start with the raison d’être of education and the place of writing therein. The purpose of... Read More »