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More to Jane Austen than Meets the Eye


Jane Austen was a famous English novelist known primarily for her works such as Persuasion, Emma, Sense and Sensibility, and of course, Pride & Prejudice. These novels are some of the best of her time, but there is far more to them and Miss Austen than meets the eye. Drawing from her own life, Austen

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Can you answer this question about the Bible?

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Looking over the homeschool marketplace, I would make two observations. It is dominated by Christians. They don’t value learning the Bible, based on the money they spend on curriculum. So, I asked some pastors and Christian leaders, “Why is it important for children to learn the content of the Bible?” This is not an attempt

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Someone’s Precious Baby


by Laurie Detweiler October is National Learning Disabilities Month. It is a time when our focus is shifted to education, specifically on raising awareness about learning disabilities and the achievements those with these differences have accomplished. I wish we called it Nation Learning Aspiration Month. Not a week goes by that I am not asked

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Another School Year Begins

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It’s Labor Day, and Laurie and I find ourselves in a ritual I expect many easterners experience—returning from the “shore,” as we call it. We were in Cape May, New Jersey, for the day and now are crawling home at 10 mph. This is not our routine, our ritual, but it’s evident that it is

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My Wonder Years


One sunny April morning my boys and I, along with eight strangers, climbed aboard an inflatable raft on the windward coast of Oahu. It was a Zodiac – the sturdy rubber raft that was birthed after the sinking of the Titanic and eventually became popular with the military. We had been living in Hawaii for

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Thoughts on Statistics, the “Rogue” Math Class

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Consider this question: “If you had it to do over again, would you have children?” This question was posed in the syndicated column of Ann Landers in newspapers quite a few years ago. After collecting responses for a period of time, her column headlined, “70% OF PARENTS SAY KIDS NOT WORTH IT.” What would you

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The Power of Truth and the Online Classroom

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Trisha Williams Though all the winds of doctrine were let loose to play upon the earth, so Truth be in the field, we do injuriously by licensing and prohibiting to misdoubt her strength. Let her and Falsehood grapple; who ever knew Truth put to the worse, in a free and open encounter. JOHN MILTON, Areopagitica

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Exciting News! VPSA Is Now Accredited by MSA

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We have some exciting news that we would like to share with you. Something wonderful happened this week that has been years in the making. Veritas Press Scholars Academy has officially been accredited by the Middle States Association! Words cannot express how happy and blessed we feel to be able to tell you this. Accreditation is an independent validation of

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Epistula Short Story Contest!

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Photo credit to Joshua Waitman This month we’re featuring two of the winners of the Epistula Short Story Contest. In our January issue of Epistula, students were challenged to write their own story from two of our story prompts. Below are the winning stories in the 1st – 3rd grade category, and the 7th – 9th

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Veritas Press Omnibus, Why We Serve at Wisdom’s Feast

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The same pleasure you take in preparing a holiday feast is the same pleasure that Wisdom feels, in the book of Proverbs, as she prepares an education for her children. In Proverbs 8, Lady Wisdom concludes her eloquent invitation to wisdom, “And now, sons, hear me; Happy are they who keep my ways. Hear instruction

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