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Summerhill

February 18, 2020 11th November 2018 0

Established in 1921 by the Scottish writer and educator Alexander Sutherland Neill (1883-1973), Summerhill School in England helped to pioneer the ‘free school’ philosophy, in […]

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Naming the Universe

February 18, 2020 11th November 2018 0

How the quick thinking of internationally-minded astronomers avoided stamping the solar system with petty European rivalries By Stephen Case Read at Aeon

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Lessons Learned at the Battle of Malvern Hill, 1862

February 18, 2020 Claire B 0

By month’s end in June 1862 a Confederate general loathed for having lost what soon became West Virginia was being lauded as the “Savior of Richmond.” Indeed, General Robert E. Lee had accomplished the seemingly impossible by repeatedly defeating Union…

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11 Little-Known Facts About George Washington

February 17, 2020 History.com Editors 0

1. Washington had only a grade-school education.The first president’s formal schooling ended when he was 11 years old, after his father died. That event cut young George off from the opportunity to be educated abroad in England, a privilege that had be…