"Nevertheless even among the rulers many believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God." - John 12:42-43 Maybe ...
Renowned Vermont economist Art Woolf took a look at the U.S. Department of Education’s 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress this week and wrote about his findings on VTDigger. The “Nation’s Report Card,” as the NAEP is known, allows us to compare our schools with those around the country.
On Thursday morning, I asked the cast and crew of “The Little Mermaid”, Academy Theatre’s fall musical, to stand and receive a round of applause as a sign of our support and good wishes—a kind of community encouragement to “break a leg”—before they began their three-day run of performances. They had already done a short Chapel performance in Fuller Hall and South Church, and they had put on a performance for hundreds of local elementary students, all of which were well-received by the audiences. Our applause in Chapel that morning was in the same spirit as our Pep Chapels—showing support in advance for those who would represent our school in public.