Hillsdale College Asked to Advise on Standards for Florida Public School Students

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HILLSDALE, Mich. — Hillsdale College, a national leader in classical liberal arts K-12 education, has been asked by the Florida Legislature and Department of Education to advise in their review and release of standards for public school students.

In 2019, the Florida legislature passed Florida House Bill 807. The bill requires state test specifications, instructional materials, and state standards for civics education to be reviewed by the Commissioner of Education in consultation with external education entities. Hillsdale College was among the selected group of education consultants.

Hillsdale College Moves Forward with New Center for Faith and Freedom

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HILLSDALE, Mich. — Hillsdale College has received final approval to use several properties in Somers, Connecticut, to establish the Blake Center for Faith and Freedom. The Somers Zoning Commission agreed with the College that the College is a religious institution and that its plans for the Somers properties constitute religious-institutional uses protected by state, federal, and constitutional law.

Barney Charter School Initiative Opens Three New Schools in Fall 2020

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HILLSDALE, Mich. — Three new classical charter schools supported by Hillsdale College through the Barney Charter School Initiative will begin classes this fall. 

A fourth school will join BCSI as an affiliate and receive access to curricular assistance, teacher training opportunities, and educational best practices. 

“We are delighted to welcome these new schools into the BCSI network,” said Dr. Kathleen O’Toole, assistant provost for K-12 Education at Hillsdale College. “More and more American families are discovering the beauty of classical education, and the expanding list of Hillsdale-affiliated schools will help provide this high-quality, proven model to the students who need it.” 

Hillsdale College Professor Helps Discover Precise Center of Solar System

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HILLSDALE, Mich. —Hillsdale College Assistant Professor of Physics Dr. Timothy Dolch co-authored a paper in The Astrophysical Journal that pinpoints the gravitational center of our solar system.

The team used specially designed software called BayesEphem to narrow down the precise location of the solar system’s gravitational center, called the barycenter. 

“We are very excited about these results,” said Dolch. “We now can use pulsars to pinpoint our exact place in the galaxy, information we need in order to find merging supermassive black holes.”