Back to School Today…Off to College Tomorrow

The beginning of the school year can be nostalgic for parents:  new teachers, new expectations for their children, new activities, etc.  The start of a new academic year also provides new challenges that will push their child academically and prepare them for life after their postsecondary education.   As a parent and grandparent, you spend countless […]

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Liberty Collegiate Math Nerds Rock Algebra

If we expect kids to be losers they will be losers; if we expect them to be winners they will be winners. They rise, or fall, to the level of the expectations of those around them, especially their parents and their teachers. — Jaime Escalante Our students at Liberty Collegiate Academy typically enter the 5th […]

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College Tours Begin in Kindergarten at MCP

Our students arrived at school on Saturday morning, most in their raincoats and sweatshirts preparing for the predicted rainy weather; but as you walked into the classrooms you could only see the sunshine of their faces and hear the words, “We’re going to college today!” Saturday, May 31st, was our college trip day! Kindergarten and […]

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Poverty Doesn’t Dictate Academic Outcomes

Guest blog from Bluff City Education by James Aycock, charter school parent and teacher: Critics of education reform often blame poverty for poor academic achievement. In fact, many argue that you can’t fix education until you fix poverty. This simply is not true. Yes, reducing poverty is an essential piece of the puzzle in solving the […]

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