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Students Place at Elk's Essay Four of Gooden’s students won prizes in the Elk's Americanism Essay Contest! Congratulations to our Middle School students! Two student...
Gooden students Win MLK Essay Splendid writing comes from a willingness to choose words carefully, to be intentional with them, and to be patient as an editor. Gooden is known for ...

Summertime Learning

July 6 2021

Do not train children to learn by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each. -Plato

These weeks of summer are ideal for discovering and nurturing what amuses the minds of our individual children. While many educators and officials are worried about traditional “summer losses” and, this year uniquely, about “pandemic losses” brought on by months of remote learning and social isolation, summer is not the time to demand childre [...]

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