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The Importance of a Learner-Driven Community at the High School Level

experiential learning, adolescent development

For most adults, thinking about our teenage years brings back powerful and distinct memories--memories of a first job, a first relationship, a significant class where you fell in love with a topic, a tough family situation, an identity crisis.

These memories and experiences from adolescence go on to shape our adult lives in significant ways.

In the same way that your first heartbreak may have taught you a lot about relationships, your high school learning environment shaped the way you tackle challenges, think through tough problems, learn and retain information, ask questions, collaborate...

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How Private School in D.C. Can Be Accessible to All Families

parents, private educaton

The education landscape of D.C. can be difficult for families to navigate for both positive and negative reasons.  On the positive side, D.C. has a wide variety of school choices based on program, location, and cost. On the negative side, it’s a challenge to find the right fit for your family with so many choices.  

Public, charter, parochial and private schools are the traditional routes when it comes to education in D.C., but for many families there is never the opportunity for a true choice for their child. 

What can families do? Money doesn’t grow on trees, and if families don’t have...

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Reflections from Temp Keller On the Coming School Year

private educaton, lifelong learning

The approach of a new school year is an exciting and important time for Blyth-Templeton Academy faculty and staff. It’s a time to reflect on our mission and our vision, to celebrate growth and progress, and to prepare to make the coming year even better than the year before.

This venture began more than three years ago with two goals in mind - to provide an academically challenging, nurturing and safe learning environment for students, allowing them to grow both intellectually and emotionally as individuals, and to provide a model for learning that can be used as a foundation for other...

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5 Reasons Why Micro Schools Matter in 2018

future of work, skills for the future

Change seems to be the only constant in 2018. Rapid technological advances, shifting global perceptions of social and political life, and an economy that rewards innovation and entrepreneurship are all contributing to an atmosphere of disruption.

But during this time of accelerating change and innovation, one fundamental thing has not kept pace—our education system.

Our current system of education—with age-segregated groups, big buildings full of identical classrooms, tight lines of desks, and established ways of teaching subjects year after year—was designed during the industrial era.

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BTA Voted One of Top 3 High Schools in DC!

private educaton

Coming up on the end of Blyth-Templeton Academy's third year since opening on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, readers of Washington City Paper voted it one of the 3 best high schools in the DC area. Other top schools included DC International and Woodrow Wilson High School.

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