Updates for "Etcetera"
New Rules for VA529 Funds
- Posted Feb 28, 2018
An added benefit: 529 funds can now be used for K-12 tuition
On December 22, 2017, a wide-ranging tax reform bill (H.R. 1) was signed into law, bringing new flexibility and utility to 529 accounts.
Your 529 plan can now be used to fund tuition costs for private and religious K-12 education, up to $10,000 per child per year.
Because K-12 tuition is now a qualified higher education expense, some states may offer a deduction from individual state income taxes (Virginia, for...Read more
Brumfield named new Director of Development
- Posted Nov 07, 2017
The Board of Directors is excited to welcome Jean, “Jaye,” Brumfield as Director of Development for Redeemer Classical School. Jaye, the mother of two Redeemer logic school students, has been involved with Redeemer since before her eldest enrolled in Kindergarten. She created the branding, established the Festival of the Ages, designed most of the RCS marketing materials, and served on the Board of Directors for two separate terms. As Director, Jaye will be involved with...Read more
September Message from the Board
- Posted Oct 10, 2017
Welcome to another year at Redeemer!
The school continues to thrive, and this year with another increase in enrollment, we are once again concerned about available space in our building. The difference now is that it is truly “our” building. Over the summer, we completed the process of purchasing the Old Keezletown School building and grounds, and we are now in a position to fully invest in renovations to the building to accommodate our growth. As you may have heard, our...Read more
Greek to Us: The Death of Classical Education and Its Consequences
In 1999 the A&E cable network broadcast a list of “The 100 Most Influential People of the Past 1000 Years,” selected by a “Blue Ribbon Panel.” Some of the names on the bottom half of the list were rather silly: Princess Diana, the Beatles, Elvis Presley (who was ranked just ahead of Joan of Arc), but the top ten names represent a consensus on what has mattered most to us over the last 500 years. Here they are in reverse order: 10. Galileo 9. Copernicus. 8. Einstein 7. Karl...Read more
The Lost Tools of Learning
That I, whose experience of teaching is extremely limited, should presume to discuss education is a matter, surely, that calls for no apology. It is a kind of behavior to which the present climate of opinion is wholly favorable. Bishops air their opinions about economics; biologists about metaphysics; inorganic chemists about theology; the most irrelevant people are appointed to highly technical ministries; and plain, blunt men write to the papers to say that Epstein and...Read more