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School Uniforms Will NOT Reduce School Violence - In 1755, Benjamin Franklin, inventor, author, and founding father of the American government wrote, “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Thus, in regards to the debate of the school uniform policy, could it be said, to conform to the masses to secure a little safety; liberty is being forsaken. Uniforms have been around for centuries; yet, only more recently introduced into American public schools in 1979, as a way to combat differences in social status among students....   [tags: School Dress Code]
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A Call for Healthier School Lunches - The National School Lunch Act is a fairly recent addition to American society. For, as the world waged war a second time, the United States began to worry about the strength and health of the country’s soldiers. However, in the beginning, selling excess agricultural goods was more important than building a healthy, well-balanced meal for students. Unfortunately, many children coming from poorer families could not afford well-balanced school lunches, so in order to compensate, the School Lunch Program changed its focus to help these students....   [tags: school cafeterias, school food, school lunch act]
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Prayer and Religion in School - Religion and prayer can benefit students in educational settings by positively contributing to better grades and behavior. Personal faith and prayer are important to people in many walks of life. Some individuals believe that this need for religious stimulation includes the youth in our school systems. There are different reasons why knowledge of religion and prayer can be important to students. For example, if students do not know about diverse faiths, it can be difficult for them to have a well-rounded knowledge and understanding of other cultures....   [tags: School Prayer]
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School Vouchers: Parents Need a Choice - The 14th Amendment in the United States Constitution forbids states from denying any person life, liberty and property without due process of the law. It further states that any person, within a state’s jurisdiction, cannot be denied equal protection of its laws. This amendment protects all people. Chief Justice Clarence Thomas, in a 2002 ruling, stated reasons why school choice should be protected under the 14th Amendment. Justice Thomas wrote in defense of school choice, “Whatever the textual and historical merits of incorporating the Establishment Clause, I can accept that the Fourteenth Amendment protects religious liberty rights....   [tags: school choice, school reform]
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Dreading School at OLCHS - Walking through the halls of OLCHS is not fun. Students instead of waking up in the morning excited and happy to go to school they don’t. They wake up dreading to go to school not only for the fact that they might not like school, but also because of the staff. Some of the staff take up so much pride and respect for the school, yet that means nothing if the students don’t feel the same way toward their school. Yes OLCHS might give a good education but in the end that doesn’t matter. Not only in my opinion but also in others....   [tags: high school, ] 620 words
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School Field Report- Mission and Analysis of St. Bridget's Catholic School - Field Experience Report Before beginning to analyze the school, let me state that I went to St. Bridget’s Catholic School, Hobart, Indiana. Their mission statement is direct and to the point. St. Bridget School is grounded in faith and community service, while providing an exemplary academic program in a Christian atmosphere. Our programs foster academic excellence, self-esteem, discipline, character, leadership, and personal responsibility. St. Bridget provides a faith-based environment for its students, which fosters interaction within our communities and provides a life-long practice of Christian values and service....   [tags: private school] 1872 words
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No School Uniforms - School Uniforms are in a way very unique and different, but what is really the reason that students should have to wear them. The United States is supposed to be a country of freedom and individuality. Each and every person in the world is different, and by making people dress the same they cannot express themselves fairly the way that they would like to. It is sensible for schools to be able to make dress codes, but telling students they have to all dress the same is absolutely ridiculous. Having school uniforms is not necessary, and there are many reasons to prove why schools should not make their students wear uniforms....   [tags: school dress codes] 1041 words
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The Case of Arkansas School Massacre - Imagine the fire alarm going off at a school. Following the typical, pre-planned guide to a fire the children and teachers inside of the school begin to line up and file out the doors of the school and into a nearby safe zone. Then, unexpectedly, as the children and teachers reach a safe zone they are met with a downpour of bullets. Imagine the feeling of being pinned down in the open with nowhere to go and not knowing what could possibly happen to you next. This is the exact feeling that the students and teachers of Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas experienced....   [tags: mass shootings,school safety laws,school shooting]
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The Effect of School Leadership on Academic Performance - The proposed dissertation topic is the effect of school leadership on academic performance. This topic has been selected because it is a researchable topic. The scope of this topic is bigger and requires different approaches to achieve the intended end. On the proposed dissertation topic’s contribution to the body of knowledge in my profession, this research will seek to improve on the quality of information concerning leadership in school by correlating school leadership approach and school performance....   [tags: leadership, school]
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Individuality vs. Conformity in High School - It was the first day of school. I was eager to see most of my friends who I went to middle school with. There was one big thing that struck me; I noticed my friends changed. They started dressed differently, acted differently, changed their hair style, and even started wearing makeup. Since the transition fresh out of middle school and into high school, my friends wanted to look older. The biggest factor that bothered me was how they would conform to look like the sophomores, juniors, and seniors....   [tags: high school, ] 654 words
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The Increase of School Violence in America - Is school violence increasing or decreasing. There has been a huge debate about is school violence increasing or decreasing. Reasons why school violence is decreasing is that many schools now have rules and policies such as metal detectors and locker checks, these rules and policies help teachers and students realize that for what purpose do these students bring these kinds of items to school. Also when kids understand that they shouldn’t do these kinds of things they think the teachers are right because they notice why to bully this person....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 1136 words
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Lack of Awareness on the School Yearbook - The problem is that in the past few years, there has been a lack of awareness when it comes to the school yearbook. Students and parents have been unaware of yearbook purchasing information. Many parents and students have been left disappointed by not receiving their yearbook. This is a problem because the parents and students want to buy the yearbook but because of the lack of awareness don’t know when it is sold. Because of this, many students and parents don’t by the yearbook and then end up getting disappointed because they wanted it....   [tags: testimonials, high school, yearbook]
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School Is a Waste of Time - The level of education students receive in school is not representative of the amount of time spent in school due to time wasting factors such as lackluster education levels, bell schedules, and use of class time. First, the levels of education students receive in school falls short of society’s expectations. Students are not taught practical life skills or concepts they will use daily (Giang, Ramm, Strauss). The expectation is students capable of thriving in the real world. This includes life skills, in-depth knowledge of how society functions, and skills needed for future careers....   [tags: Why kids hate school ]
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School Vouchers are NOT the Solution - One of the primary reasons for parents choosing to send their child to a private school is due to the many pre-conceived notions that private schools carry regarding their overall reputations. There are three main misconceptions that will be addressed here. These misconceptions are: the misconception of parental choice in selecting a school; more qualified teachers with the most current teaching knowledge; and the myth that private schools are more successful than public schools. Many proponents of a nationwide standardized voucher program argue that such a system will provide parents and students with the opportunity to choose the school in which the child will attend....   [tags: School Reform, Education Reform] 1255 words
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Rugby Should be a School Sport - Rugby Should be a School Sport Imagine it is a Friday night underneath the lights, in October, and you are walking into a stadium packed with fans cheering. But the only noise you can hear is the sound of your cleats hitting the pavement as you are marching up to the field, and the only thing you see is the other team and the end zone. It is such a stimulating feeling, it is unforgettable. Now, you may think I am talking about an American football game, but I am not. I am talking about a rugby match....   [tags: Argumentative, School Sports]
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Dangers Involved with School Bullying - School Bullying School is the primary place where children spend their day with peers. As social and economic status plays a big part in the behavior of children. In early child hood income can effects the child’s academic level and behavioral problems later. By the time a child reaches middle school income levels do not influence negative behavior. But when the child reaches high school they could be teased for how the dress because they may not have nice clothes like other kids, or simply choose to dress differently....   [tags: Bully, School Violence, Columbine]
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In Consideration of School Uniforms - School Uniforms A group of small boys and girls all wearing the same colored school uniforms assembled in front of a catholic school is what I imagine when thinking about school uniforms. This is probably what most people imagine. They have been attached to students of European and private schools. Such pictures of students dressing in school uniforms have led to stereotyping and a negative attitude towards schools enforcing a uniform policy. Displayed as robots without the ability to express them selves in a society that says you must express yourself and be an individual at all cost....   [tags: School Uniforms, education] 1210 words
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In Favor of School Uniforms - Whether people like it or not, uniforms are here to stay in modern society. They are seen everywhere, from schools to policemen. Uniforms are a requirement for life. In professional work settings and careers they are expected. On this basis, why wouldn't they be used in a school setting. School uniforms prepares children for their futures. Parents and elders are filled with pride when they see the future generations in clothing that highlights their intelligence. Any issues with them, such as expense, expression, and their actual classroom effects, are easily solved....   [tags: School Pride, Student Expression]
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Analysis of School Funding Consideration - School Funds Disbursement Introduction In order to develop a better job with school finances the administrator had to dedicate time, and consider many factors not just the monetary aspect, but also, an administrator has to have are where to allocate the funds, the amount available, and resources provided. Also, the importance that the financial system sees public education as an important source for the future of the children and their investments are guide tours the education (Rose, 2013). Finances at schools allows them to obtain programs to enhance the education and encourage to keep a good attendance....   [tags: co-curriculum, school budget]
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School Dropout Problem in America - Education is very important in our life. It measures our life chances and the window of opportunity to success in the society. Our education institution not only teaches us how to write, read and communicate thoroughly, but also social skills that enable us to become a productive citizen of society. The U.S. have taken enormous pride of its ability to provide top-notch education and freedom of its access. "It's the promise of American public education: no matter who you are or where you come from, you will be tugged gently along the path of learning, toward graduation and an open but hopeful future"(Dropout nation)....   [tags: high school, education] 1402 words
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The Benefits of After-School Programs - Children today have to deal with many issues ranging from absent parents, bullying, obesity, and a lack of social skills on a daily basis. From the help of after-school programs, many of these children are able to relax in a positive environment and obtain necessary needs to help them to cope with the troubles in their lives. They’re also able to achieve personal and academic goals that they have set for themselves and have positive models to help them reach those goals. When after-school programs are done in an appropriate manner, it can have tremendous effects on a child’s life and help them to want to improve their life even further....   [tags: The Pros of After-School Programs]
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School Uniforms: A Bad Idea - One of the greatest controversies that is spreading throughout high schools in the United States is parents and their children against the enforcement of their school’s uniform policy. More schools have been adopting uniform policies within the past decade. Rules contained in the policy that are implemented range from wearing certain types of tops (shirts) in specified colors to students being required to tuck in their shirts. In the past, uniforms were exclusively for students who attended private schools because they were “well-off”, but now uniforms are being seen more frequently in public schools on students of all economic levels....   [tags: school dress code]
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Crime and Violence in School - Violence and crime in schools is a rising problem. This problem has created fear among many students and parents. A lot of research does show that higher violence is related to city schools, though there is still a significant amount in schools outside of the city. School violence does not actually begin in the school. Violence and crime in schools is related to the home life experience of the children committing these terrible deeds. Children that are allowed to watch TV shows that have violence or play the popular style of video games with violence have a higher chance of becoming actively violent at school....   [tags: School Violence Essays]
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Middle School and Sex Education - Should sex education be taught in elementary, middle and/or high school. If so what should you cover at each level. In this day children are learning more and more at such a young age, some children even sound like adults when they speak because they are so advanced. I’m also seeing a trend with young ladies getting pregnant in high school and even middle school. With that said I think that sex education should begin to be taught at a younger age. Young minds are very curious. I have had conversations with daycare providers about incidences where a child was questioning the difference between and male and female private parts and I believe if they’re already questioning we need to have answe...   [tags: Informing Children, School]
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The Columbine High School Massacre - The Columbine High School Massacre happened on April 20, 1999. The Shooters were Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, two senior students who wanted to destroy the world they lived in. Their motives: NATURAL SELECTION. KILL all retards, people w/ brain fuck ups, drug adics, people cant figure out to use a fucking lighter. GEEEAWD. people spend millions of dollars on saving the lives of retards, and why. I don't buy that shit like "oh hes my son though!" so the fuck what, he aint normal, kill him, put him out his misery....   [tags: Columbine High School Shootings]
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The Cause of School Violence - As we approached the turn of the twenty-first century, news outlets increasingly covered violence in America’s schools; most specifically violence in the form of “school shootings.” A panic swept the entire country after the extended coverage of a few high profile incidents of school shootings. As a result, prominent sectors of society began searching for and analyzing the possible causes of school violence. Many were quick to blame violent television shows, films, and video games, but did the violence occur as a byproduct of violent entertainment or were these “bad influences” merely patsies....   [tags: School Violence Essays]
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Readiness Tests in Elementary School - Background to the Problem Morrison (2012) reported that less than 50% of children in the grade one age cohort had achieved "mastery in the Grade one Readiness test" in 2007. According to the Vision 2030 Education Sector report, this is a test that all the children at the grade one level should be mastering. The test is intended to provide specific information about competencies and deficiencies so that corrective measures can be taken. The target was that 90% of children should achieved mastery by the year 2030....   [tags: Grade School, Testing, Education]
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School Uniform Debate - “School Uniforms: Yes, or No” The concept of having school uniform is a topic that has been debated fir any years. Some students find uniforms necessary, others just hate the colors. I think that the students who think uniforms are unnecessary are wrong. Uniforms are an excellent idea and can help school students be more disciplined, have an equal environment, and enjoy greater academics. School uniforms are a great way to maintain a level of social equality. There are more positive effects of wearing school uniforms than negative....   [tags: School Uniforms] 521 words
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School Cafeteria Food - Have you ever tasted school cafeteria food. I don’t think you would want to. In school story books, do you have characters saying that the food tasted good at school cafeterias. Nope. Why is this. Cafeteria food is often cheap, bought in bulk, high in calories, malnutritious, and microwaved. Student polls and opinions prove this. Therefore, this leads to a suggestion: Healthier, tastier foods and a better, advanced lunch system should be implemented. First of all, students aren’t motivated to eat unhealthy, not-tasty food....   [tags: School Food] 696 words
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High School Dropout Rate - High School Dropout Rate Expectations of today’s educational qualifications for high school students are different than it was in the past. It is not uncommon to hear about a student who did not graduate from school. As shown in table 1, 97 students from Stanly County dropped out of school in the 2011- 2012 school year (“Grade 7-13 Dropout Counts and Rates (pdf.62kb)”). Last school year 3.01 percent of North Carolina’s high school students dropped out of school according to the 2011-12 Consolidated Data Report, as a result the total number of students who dropped out of high school in the 2012 year is 13,488....   [tags: graduate, high school students]
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Mass School Shootings in the U.S. - In the United States of America the right to bear arms gave birth to a phenomenon called the “gun culture,” the term coined in 1970 by a historian Richard Hofstadter, which describes America’s heritage and affection for weapons(1). Not only did gun culture become an inseparable part of American democracy, but also it is considered to be synonymous with independence and freedom, the most important values for American society. Even though the crime rate and murder rate in the U.S. is higher than in any other developed country, U.S....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays]
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Unhealthy School Cafeteria Food - Of all of the problems that dishearten children today, the one that bothers them the most is being unhealthy. Five out of six students from the Manalapan Englishtown Middle School agree that there should be a change in the schools' cafeteria foods; they came up with a solution to help kids be healthy. Unhealthy foods should be eliminated in schools for many reasons. First of all, kids concentrate better when they are healthy. Being healthy helps children to concentrate better because if they are healthy in the inside and the outside, they will not have to worry about their health or how they look....   [tags: School Cafeterias, diet, ] 1179 words
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Working Throughout High School - Students spend four years of their lives attending high school. Going through high school is mandatory as it prepares them for college and strength to face “the real world.” Having part-time jobs has become the phenomenon among high school students and many students follow this trend as well. Moreover, there are some pros and cons attached with it. Though it may seem like working throughout high school is a bad idea, it could better prepare students for “the real world.” Although some people believe that the primary duty of a student is studying, I am of the opposite position....   [tags: high school, career,] 562 words
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A Break for School Is Not a Good Idea - Should You Wait or Not When high school is over, that is the time students need to decide if they are going to start college right away or wait a year or two. Whichever choice they choose will affect their future. Students should not put off their education for a long period of time. This will only hurt the students because they will start to forget things they had learned in high school. If they wait to go to school, it could also put a delay on their career. Then when they do want to go to start going back to college to get a degree, it will become harder to start going back....   [tags: high school, gap year, universities]
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School District Budgetary Overview - District Budgetary Overview As School Officials every Superintendent or School Board member in a new position has to be knowledgeable of their responsibilities that they are acquiring. The administration of the budgeting process, and checks and balances are imperative to understand in order to be able to apply them in the everyday. Managing the budget and coordinating it in a way that all the needs from a school district and the students are met are sometime a challenge, not all the time it is easy to accomplish, but working in collaboration could be manage and accomplish a better distribution (Bireda & Center for American, 2011)....   [tags: Responsibilities, School Board, Budget]
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School Funding in the Modern Era - School funding is a recurring issue in the modern era. Debates ranging from give schools more money, to get rid of the system in place and reform a new idea have been plaguing the world over the years. “The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, signed in 2009, provided more than $100 billion in education aid to offset budget cuts..” (School Finance). Later, “Congress provided an additional $10 billion in 2010 to avert mass teacher layoffs (Education Week, "Total Recovery Act")” (School Funding)....   [tags: School Districs, Funding, Educational Systems]
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History of School Shootings in US - As the world recovers from recent school shootings, people wondered why these events have occurred. They are focused on drug use, violent society, video games, bullying, and mental issues to try and explain an unexplainable event. The idea that a person would shoot others for little or no reason gave little relief to the survivors. History of School Shootings School shootings seemed like a new phenomenon, but they occurred for the majority of American history. The first school shooting occurred On July 26, 1764, when a Lenape Indian shot and killed nine children and the school master of the Greencastle, Pennsylvania school (Galvin): as noted in Appendix A....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays]
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School Leadership that Works - Leadership involves a set of learnable experiences. Exceptional leaders are exceptional learners. This essay reviews some of the current literature related to effective leadership in education with a special focus on Marzano’s research on leadership “that works” (2005). Most definitions of leadership involve four elements including process – a transaction between leader and followers, context – usually a group with a common purpose, influence – affect on group, and goal attainment – direction of influence (Northouse, 2004)....   [tags: The School Principal as Leader]
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Raising of the School Leaving Age - By increasing the school leaving age, the most probable action would be that in order for schools to cope with the influx of students aged between 16-18, new colleges would be built or sixth forms within existing secondary schools. Getting the necessary A-Level qualifications at a sixth form for example (which caters specifically for the 16-18 age range) would mean that they would be getting the necessary tuition for their A-Levels at no cost to the students themselves (since the school/sixth form pays for the qualification)....   [tags: High School, Dropping Out, Education] 1476 words
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Graduating From High School - There are two types of mornings: good and bad. Bad are those that usually occur during the weekends. The dreams are never finished to watch, warm bedding does not want you to go, and a little puppy desires even more attention than ever. To counterbalance it, good mornings are those that allow you to sleep until the midday and let the world wait. However, there was one particular day when everything has changed. I was waiting for my alarm to ring and could not wait to get up to proceed with my preparations for the day....   [tags: High School Graduation] 729 words
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Mass School Shootings in America - School shootings have been occurring all over the country. All of these school incidents are leading to one or more deaths. Many people think that it will never happen to them, but it could. After a school shooting occurs it may seem like everything is different, and has changed. This is the reason why many students are afraid to go to school and is so concerned about their safety. Many of these schools shooting are happening in suburban areas where many people think it is safe but while the school districts are focusing on keeping the violates out of city schools they forgot about the rest....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays]
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Censorship For Middle School Students - Censorship by definition is the suppression of speech or removal of communicative material which may be considered objectionable or repulsive. Censorship is nothing new and its effects are constantly felt throughout society. Many societies use censorship to protect the established moral and social order. Book censorship in western cultures can be traced to the earliest years of Christianity, when the church began to suppress opposing views as unorthodox. In ancient times, before the printing press and the mass production of literature, book burning was an effective form of censorship....   [tags: Censorship, Middle School, Students, education,]
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Mass School Shootings in America - American schools became dangerous places at the end of the twentieth century. Children as young as twelve and thirteen came to school not to study but to shoot as many people as possible. Even as these students transformed schools into war zones, teachers and other students did what they could to restore order and to save lives. In doing so, they became unlikely heroes on America’s latest battlefield. Although violence in schools is nothing new, multiple shootings are. According to the 1999 Annual Report on School Violence, the number of such shootings increased from one in 1994-95 to five in 1997-98....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 1332 words
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Discovering The Relationship Between the Law and Your School - Abstract Today schools are changing to integrate the 21st century. Therefore, it is imperative that educational administrators are aware of the legal framework facing the issues in schools. There are many issues the administrators will face and they must know the constitutional rights of individuals and the school. The Constitution contains the laws of the United States. Discovering the Relationship between the Law and Your School There are no references to education in the Constitution, but it does speak of the operation and management of the schools and the protection of the students’, faculty’s, and staff’s individual rights....   [tags: public school, private school, Education]
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The Pro’s and Con’s of Extending School Hours - ... Therefore, more time isn’t going to increase performance or improve grades. What about students who are already managing their time and performance. Their schedules are going to unfairly impact. They will be having problems trying to do everything at one time. Beside it’s hard to maintain focused across a long span of time is evidently it’s a tough deal for many students out there. Look at how often they dose off or become talkative because none of that knowledge is going on. They want be listening to the teacher cause they will be too busy talking....   [tags: school hours, education, school days] 813 words
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Counseling Grief & Bereavement in School Aged Children - School counselors may provide counseling services in three areas: educational, career, and personal/social. Their services and programs assist students to resolve emotional, social, or behavioral issues and facilitate them to develop a clearer focus or sense of direction. Effective counseling programs are important to the school climate and a vital part in improving student accomplishment. Among those topic areas are the discussions of grief and bereavement for school-aged children. According to an article released by St....   [tags: school counselor,suicide,school system]
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School Vouchers: Allowing Parents to Choose What School Their Child Attends - Americans pride themselves on their freedom. We can choose whatever we want. No government agency dictates what foods we eat, or what clothes we wear; these choices are left to be made by the individual. Despite this relative freedom in other areas, many Americans feel constricted in their choices of where their children go to school. Government agencies draw arbitrary lines on maps that determine school districts. Many parents are forced to send their children to schools which they might not have chosen, if they had the opportunity to....   [tags: Education, public school,] 1883 words
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Year Round School Year Analysis - K-12 Education Education has been the pathway to a better life for many years now. It is full of opportunity for many Americans. Education is not for every child but it is necessary in the early part of kids’ lives to learn the important things. Thanks to our government, we have public education in which we have free kindergarten through 12th grade. Public education is paid by through our taxes. Because of this, the government runs the schools and that can cause some problems. There will always be room for improvement in the public education system....   [tags: summer school, public education, school days]
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High School Friday Night Lights - High school athletics leave a major impact on everybody that is involved with them. It also can even leave a mark on people who aren’t associated with them. There are many conflicting opinions on whether high school sports are a positive or negative influence on a student’s life. Athletics in high school can have an effect on the community as a whole. In H.G. Bisssinger’s highly regarded Friday Night Lights, high school football is accurately portrayed as the most important thing in Texas; it receives much more attention than academics....   [tags: high school sports, high school athletics]
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The Negative Effects of Extending School Days - Many schools in America today are considering in having a longer schedule. However, having a longer schedule has more negatives than positives. Most parents already have a customized schedule that works with the traditional school schedule. Altering schools’ terms can affect the parents’ optimized day-by-day routines. Parents would have to make major changes to their work schedules. Vacations are shortened resulting in shorter family bonding time. High school students would have conflicts with summer jobs....   [tags: Extended School Schedule]
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Why Force Children to Come to School? - ... What can parents do to make sure their children with disabilities stay in school and graduate. Be involved. The most essential strategies for promoting school completion and achievement is family involvement. The challenge for parents is to find a balance between encouraging independence and providing and enforcing the guidelines teens still need in order to stay focused on school and their future. Parents, however, can help them keep their eyes on the prize and also play a big role in student dropout....   [tags: dropouts, school attendance, students] 927 words
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Description of School Currency System - ... It helps kids develop good financial habits that will have a great impact on their life when they are older (nbcnews.com). Everyone will or already deals with finance. You can get in financial trouble because you don't know how to manage your money very well. Why not be prepared for the future, and know what is and isn't wise to do with your money. In our simulation half of the students spent some of their money and could not pay their "rent". This shows that the students need to learn better managing in order to be able to pay what they need to, and have some extra to spend....   [tags: school currency, currency system, personal finance]
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School Superintendent's Plan - “Probably no relationship in a school district has a greater effect on successful education than that between a board and its superintendent (Kowalski, 2006).” The key to any successful relationship is getting to know one another. In order to do this you must begin with open and honest communication. Communication involves listening and learning as much, if not more so, than it implies talking. In developing a successful relationship with a new school board I would immediately begin setting up meetings with the individual board members so that I could get to know each of them personally in an effort to build both social and human capital....   [tags: School Board, Students]
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Cartoonists Respond to Mass School Shootings - When news of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting reverberated across the country on December 14, 2012, every office, living room, and classroom was silent. The shooter, Adam Lanza, had just killed twenty-eight people, twenty of them being kids no older than ten years old (Vogel). Since this tragic event, other shootings have occurred across the nation. Massive debates and demands of congressional action over gun violence and gun control sparked over the appropriate solution. Despite pleas from President Obama to enact change, gun advocates such as the National Rifle Association (NRA) have been able to continuously deter many government officials from pursuing anti-gun laws....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays]
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What Student wants to Get up first Thing in the Morning and go to School? - ... Better focus and being less tired can also lead to having better grades, which would then help students have more self confidence and a better attitude towards school. For these reasons, I truly believe starting school at a later time would be favorable to students. Have you ever heard teachers and school officials complain about attendance. Well, I am almost positive that attendance would improve with the change in school start time. There have been several situations where pupils wake up in the morning and are just so tired that they make the decision to just stay home and rest....   [tags: school hours, education, school time] 534 words
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