18th Annual Education Issue

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Coming in the January 2017 issue of Northern Connection Magazine is our Annual Education Issue.

Make sure to reserve your space today by calling 724-940-2444 or email: Northcon@consolidated.net to receive complimentary editorial and discounted ad rates!

Provident Charter School: Dedicated to Helping Children with Dyslexia

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Provident Charter School: Dedicated to Helping Children with Dyslexia

If your child is struggling with their schoolwork, to learn to read, write or take notes or do math, he or she may have a common learning disorder known as dyslexia. Dyslexia is a language-based disability, where the brain [Read more…]

Educator Making a Difference: Dr. Todd Allen of Grove City College

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Dr. Todd Allen, professor of communications studies, is making a difference in the classroom at Grove City College and beyond.

Dr. Todd Allen, professor of communications studies, is making a difference in the classroom at Grove City College and beyond.

Allen teaches courses in persuasion, rhetoric, culture and communication, civil rights/public memory and crisis communications, but his work as an educator isn’t limited to the classroom.

In 2006 he founded The Common Ground Project, a community based non-profit group dedicated to promoting an understanding of the Civil Rights Movement, and for more than a decade, in partnership with the PNC Foundation, he’s led an annual “Returning to the Roots of Civil Rights” bus tour, which visits many key Southern sites of the movement’s history.

“Unfortunately for many, the civil rights movement is a chapter of history that has received minimal coverage at best in their educational experience,” Allen said. “I view my teaching as a bridge between the past and the present historical moment in hopes that we will learn what it means to live together as sisters and brothers.”

Allen said there is power in going to the places where this history happened, which often includes interacting with the veterans of this historic struggle for freedom.

“Being present in these places with those who lived this history brings these stories of the past to life in a very unique and compelling way,” he said. “In remembering these sites and people we remember that we too in this present day have an obligation to make this nation a better place for future generations.”

Allen is a great example of how Grove City College faculty combine academic excellence and a passion for making the world a better place. To learn more, visit www.gcc.edu.

Back to School Guide

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Our Back to School Guide, which will be continued in September, begins the fourth year of our column Innovations in the Classroom in our Education section. [Read more…]

2016 Back-to-School Guide

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