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How Small Schools Can Make a Big Difference

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In many high schools today the needs of individual students are overlooked in the competitive race to meet  performance standards. Some of these students are not successful. They may develop behavioral problems, disengage from their education, or drop out entirely. Many simply do not reach their potential. In response, educators are beginning to reconsider the value of small when it comes to school and class size. 

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Who Benefits in a Student-Centered Learning Classroom?

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In the traditional classroom, a teacher is in charge of the curricular goals for the day and provides content in a lecture-style format. How does that teacher know if the goals are met? Typically, some form of graded work product is used to assess the level of comprehension. While this method may work fine for some students, many others are left behind.

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What Happens When Your Teen is Disengaging at School?

Although there’s a lot a talk about student engagement at schools, disengagement is of equal concern for high school students. Unlike engagement, disengagement happens slowly, over a matter of weeks or months. At first, it may seem like a phase. A test is blown, a homework assignment forgotten. But soon these small details start to add up and, before you know it, there’s a problem. 

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A Better Way to Prevent Bullying at School?


Bullying is the invisible menace in our society. It’s a pervasive problem that takes hold in schools and on playgrounds, through social media, and at work. We know the effects are detrimental and long-lasting, often causing self-esteem issues and feelings of worthlessness that can accompany people well into adulthood. But it’s not so easy to spot.

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Why The Best Private High Schools Are Committed to Inclusion

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When we think of education, our minds tend to go to academics and grades. While these are indeed important components, social and emotional skills are equally valuable. Inclusion, a term that you may frequently hear or read about in conversations and articles, describes the practices that create an environment where all students feel socially and emotionally safe.

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