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Degrees or Skills? Which Make Students “Most Likely to Succeed?”

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As I often joke with friends, it always feels like a decisive moment in education. And alas, education tends to evolve at a glacial pace.

Here are some much posed questions in education these days:  what does it mean for a student to be successful? what does it mean for any person to be successful? who really is most likely to succeed? Do students need skills or credentialing in order to thrive long-term?

The ensuing debate makes it seem like a defining moment in education.

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There's Still Time to Apply for Blyth-Templeton Academy's 2019-2020 School Year

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Looking for a place to call home for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year? Blyth-Templeton Academy will open its doors for this first time in downtown Nashville this fall, and a few spots remain to join us! The application process is simple, and I am here to help!

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Who's Your Favorite Poet: Celebrating National Poetry Month

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When you think back on authors and literary works who have impacted the way you see the world, helped change your perspective, or connected you with new ideas and frames of mind; what poems rise to the top? To celebrate National Poetry Month, one of the largest annual literary celebrations in the world, I want to share with you the poetry of Deidra Williams and especially my favorite poem “The Black Woman,” which reminds me of the power, resiliency, and strength of being a black woman.

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Blyth-Templeton Academy's Book Club Celebrates National Library Month

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Did you know April is National Library Month, a celebration of the important contributions made by our nation's libraries and library workers? This year’s theme is “Libraries = Strong Communities,” highlighting the value of academic, public, and school libraries across the country.

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What Happens When Your Child is Disengaging at School?

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Although there’s a lot a talk about student engagement at schools, disengagement is of equal concern for middle and 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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