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How Tinsley program affects students

Original post made on Dec 7, 2011

When students from the Ravenswood school district transfer to other Midpeninsula schools through the Tinsley program, they learn things that can't be measured on achievement tests, such as how to negotiate in very different social contexts, Stanford researcher Kendra Bischoff told the Menlo Park City School District board.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 2:18 PM

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Posted by andrea williams
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Dec 7, 2011 at 9:16 am

I am not surprised to see such good ratings I went to school here in e palo alto, Ravenswood district. and my kids are in the
Tinsley program and they have learned so much more and are so smart in everything math, science, writing essays, socializing with different ethnicity all the things i didnt have growing up they know that if the study they will have a world of opportunity and because of the program its attainable. I was introduce to algebra in high school they got it in elementary, my daughter was in a science fair project and it was fun Ive learned a lot and meet so many people, of various educational and financial backgrounds its great. I support the Tinsley program who heartedly.....Go Tinsley!!!!!


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Posted by Local Teacher
a resident of Atherton: other
on Dec 7, 2011 at 6:52 pm

I truly appreciate the study that Kendra Bischoff did of the Tinsley program. I have taught many kids who are a part of this program, and I think the value of it goes both ways - to students living within and outside of the receiving district.

I would love to read the study. Is there a way to do so?


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Posted by Barbara Wood
a resident of Woodside: other
on Dec 7, 2011 at 9:30 pm

Local Teacher - Ms. Bischoff told me that her study is not available to read at this time as she is still refining it and hopes to have it published as a book. We will try to let you know if that happens, as I'd like to read it, too!


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Posted by Local Teacher
a resident of Atherton: other
on Dec 9, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Thank you, Ms. Wood, for letting me know. I look forward to reading it when it becomes available.


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Posted by Former Tinsley Student
a resident of Woodside School
on Sep 14, 2014 at 10:55 am

I've come across this article as I write my personal statement for the law school application process and I've been moved to tears. I am proud to say that I am a former Tinsley Program Student (1995-2004) and I agree - Learning to navigate between 2 such different social contexts has truly been a blessing in disguise. I attribute my Tinsley Program experience to my confidence today and for that I am truly grateful. I hope we can continue to improve our schools so that all of us can have equal access to quality education, not just the lucky few of us who win a lottery.


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