Monthly Archives: July 2017

27 Jul, 2017

Repeating a Grade: It’s Not Worth It

2021-04-26T13:31:37-05:00Thursday, July 27, 2017|Education Info, Tenney Subscribers|

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 [...]

24 Jul, 2017

The Advantages Small Schools Can Provide

2023-05-22T08:28:53-05:00Monday, July 24, 2017|Learning Environment, Tenney Subscribers|

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 [...]

19 Jul, 2017

The Key Education Issues Facing Adopted Students

2017-07-17T12:32:27-05:00Wednesday, July 19, 2017|Learning Environment, Tenney Subscribers|

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 [...]

17 Jul, 2017

VLOG #10: Foundation High School Program Explained

2017-07-18T18:07:05-05:00Monday, July 17, 2017|Education Info, Tenney Subscribers|

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 [...]

10 Jul, 2017

Customized Curriculum: How Personalized Learning Can Benefit Your Child

2020-09-28T09:27:29-05:00Monday, July 10, 2017|Learning Environment, Tenney Subscribers|

No two people are the same. We see this principle clearly in the great variety of students that grace our classrooms. We see one student picking up a liking for history, and another student showing talent in music. Everyone learns differently and achieves differently. If this is empirically true, why do schools continue to teach [...]

1 Jul, 2017

Teaching as a “Robot-Proof” Profession

2017-07-01T12:26:07-05:00Saturday, July 1, 2017|Education Info, Tenney Subscribers|

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 [...]

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