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

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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

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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

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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!

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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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Students Need to Risk Some Failure on the Way to Success

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Think back to when your teen was a baby - maybe 9 or 10 months old - and they tried to stack blocks for the first time. It's highly likely they were not able to build the stack on their first try. At least not as high as they would have liked. For many parents (and some teachers!), the first instinct is to reach in and cheerfully "fix" the stack. The baby has a tower without the experience of trial and error in building it or in strategizing to overcome small failures along the way.

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