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Articles with keyword "Education"

Library of America book covers for Vonnegut

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Unhappy Camper

The hijacking of Vonnegut's early education embarrassed him not just at the time but down the road, when his career would bring him into contact with writers more well-read than he was.

Peter Cooper, 1850

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Peter Cooper’s Big Ideas

Steam engines and Jell-O paled beside the famed inventor's greatest legacy.

Franklin School

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Capital Gains

Adolf Cluss lived through revolutionary times, first in his native Heilbronn in southwest Germany, where as a young man he got swept up in the popular uprisings of 1848, and then in Washington, D.C.,

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What Words Are Worth

In defense of the humanities.

Exhibition Hall at Wagner Free Institute of Science in Philadelphia

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Wagner Free Institute of Science

The Exhibition Hall at the Wagner Free Institute of Science in Philadelphia, with its original systematic scheme of cherry-wood cabinets dating from the 1880s, provides a rare view of a Victorian scie

Happy Campers, Class of ’09 at the University of Portland

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Happy Camp

Happy Campers convene in Oregon.

Parents picket the schools in Kanawha County, 1974.

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A Battle over Books

West Virginians battled over their school books in 1974.

Ken Sullivan, Executive Director of West Virginia Humanities Council

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West Virginia's Ken Sullivan

Ken Sullivan stresses the role of the Civil War in the formation of his state.

A participant of the Prime Time Family Reading Time program engages with a book.

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Ten Years of Prime Time

Louisiana marks ten successful years of a literacy program.