Monthly Archives: July 2017

27 Jul, 2017

Repeating a Grade: It’s Not Worth It

2019-02-05T12:46:12+00:00

Summer is quickly coming to an end, and many parents find themselves facing a difficult choice: should they move their child forward into the next grade, or should they hold them back? In some cases, repeating a grade may be recommended by the school on the grounds of the child's social or academic performance. In other cases, [...]

Repeating a Grade: It’s Not Worth It 2019-02-05T12:46:12+00:00
24 Jul, 2017

The Advantages Small Schools Can Provide

2017-07-17T12:42:20+00:00

Countless studies have shown the benefits smaller schools, and smaller class sizes can provide students with. However, budget cuts in recent years have led to public schools becoming more overcrowded than ever before. In such times of overcrowding in public schools, small private schools can prove to be a great alternative for many families looking for a [...]

The Advantages Small Schools Can Provide 2017-07-17T12:42:20+00:00
19 Jul, 2017

The Key Education Issues Facing Adopted Students

2017-07-17T12:32:27+00:00

Every parent wants their child to experience academic success. Some children, however, have more challenges than others--and the educational concerns of adopted children deserve a little special attention. Adopted children often come into their studies behind their peers. They might not have had the same opportunities prior to their adoption, or they might be struggling with emotional [...]

The Key Education Issues Facing Adopted Students 2017-07-17T12:32:27+00:00
17 Jul, 2017

VLOG #10: Foundation High School Program Explained

2017-07-18T18:07:05+00:00

The Class of 2018 will be the first full class to graduate under the Foundation High School Program enacted by Texas in 2013.  Since inception, this new graduation plan has created a great deal of confusion.  This VLOG attempts to give a simplified explanation of the features of the new graduation plan. We created this [...]

VLOG #10: Foundation High School Program Explained 2017-07-18T18:07:05+00:00
13 Jul, 2017

5 Common Struggles of Gifted and Talented Students

2019-02-05T12:38:43+00:00

Gifted and talented students are often the envy of their peers and naturally succeed in an academic setting. However, these gifts are not without their pitfalls. Exceptional students need emotional and social support to make sure they take care of themselves as well as reach their maximum potential. These needs can sometimes fall through the [...]

5 Common Struggles of Gifted and Talented Students 2019-02-05T12:38:43+00:00
10 Jul, 2017

Customized Curriculum: How Personalized Learning Can Benefit Your Child

2017-07-10T13:21:27+00:00

No two people are the same, so why do schools continue to teach as if all students are the same? The problem is that many schools, particularly public schools, are handed a specific academic plan for the year that dictates the pace of instruction including what students must know by specific dates in order to meet testing [...]

Customized Curriculum: How Personalized Learning Can Benefit Your Child 2017-07-10T13:21:27+00:00
1 Jul, 2017

Teaching as a “Robot-Proof” Profession

2017-07-01T12:26:07+00:00

In recent years, much has been made over the fact that automation has caused a great deal of job loss, including the loss of the middle class in America. Many skilled labor jobs are slowly being replaced by automation, leaving a workforce made up of either highly skilled (and highly paid) professionals or lower skilled service workers [...]

Teaching as a “Robot-Proof” Profession 2017-07-01T12:26:07+00:00