Diverse Leadership & The Next Generation

Diverse Leadership & The Next Generation

This talk was given at the 2019 Urban Education Leaders Retreat in Austin, TX convened by the Society for Classical Learning (societyforclassicallearning.org) and Spreading Hope Network (spreadinghopenetwork.org), and sponsored by the Association of Christian Schools...

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Curriculum Resources

Curriculum Resources

While teachers are primary, actual curriculum is important. The following is a list of curricular resources we recommend for the lower school years (K-5). The (*) indicates curricula used at Hope Academy as of 2018-2019.

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Sample Teacher Interview Questions

Sample Teacher Interview Questions

The following are the kinds of questions we ask during a teacher interview. We also have candidates teacher a sample lesson as part of our process, we also have them send a video of themselves teaching a lesson if they live out of the area. Tell us a bit about your...

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Your School Has No Needs

Your School Has No Needs

One of the best pieces of advice that I ever received about fundraising was this: Your school has no needs. You might be tempted to stop reading right now. As someone leading an existing school, or planning to start a new school, you already (or will soon have) an...

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Goals for the Classical Teacher

Goals for the Classical Teacher

Classical Christian education is the cultivation of wisdom and virtue through nourishing the soul on truth, goodness and beauty. What is a wise person? A wise person is one who understands the world he lives in. A wise person holds standards enabling him to...

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Teaching As a Missional Vocation

Teaching As a Missional Vocation

In our interviewing for staff, we try to discern if the person senses God’s call to a missional vocation. Here is one reason why that is so important – because this is going to be the hardest job that you will ever do. Almost invariably within about two weeks, I have...

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Defining the Problem

Defining the Problem

By Dan Olson and Russ Gregg We believe the mis-education of American inner city youth is one of the greatest Biblical justice issues of our day. But to solve a problem, you have to deeply understand it. Our conviction is that the urban education crisis is a symptom of...

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Teaching as Shepherding the Heart

Teaching as Shepherding the Heart

Throughout my time at Hope Academy, I’ve heard visitors marvel at the respectful behavior they observe in our students – many of whom are coming from incredibly challenging backgrounds. “What’s your secret?” they sometimes ask. As a teacher, I can tell you that there...

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8 Things Imago Dei Education Means for Children of the City

What does providing Imago Dei education—the kind of remarkable, God-centered education provided at schools like Hope Academy—mean for at risk youth in our nation’s cities? It means at least these eight things.

The Hope Academy Declaration

One of the classical means of shaping character is the use of catechisms and creeds. Our version of a creed is called the Hope Academy Declaration —...

This is Why we Exist

Russ Gregg is the co-founder and Head of School of Hope Academy and a thought leader in Christian education. Subscribe to our monthly updates and blog posts, and we'll send you a free ebook from Russ Gregg: “The Mark of God and Our Education Crisis.”