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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 - ... Even though schools did not have as much money for lunches, they were still required to provide every student with school lunch, including those who could not afford to buy it. Therefore, schools began serving poor quality lunches because they had to start buying cheaper food in order to keep providing food for everyone (Levine 151). Schools had a hard time keeping up with the amount of free meals they had to provide, so they came up with some extra ways to increase revenue. Schools began to overlook nutrition, health, and education in favor of money (152)....   [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 - ... in Domenech 3). This clearly shows that media overexposes mass killings, including school shootings, which leads to an overall deterioration of America’s sense of security and mental well-being. Media exposure in turn directly affects the reaction of the general public to a school shooting. When the media over exaggerates and over exposes the public to a single event, this tends to send a ripple effect across the nation. This ripple effect strikes great fear into the homes of families nationwide, which leads to the public demanding increasingly stronger laws and regulations to give them a false sense of security (Cowan 9)....   [tags: mass shootings,school safety laws,school shooting]
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The Effect of School Leadership on Academic Performance - ... Since some of these theories are combined into eight major categories, this research will do the same. Other theories that focus on academic performance may be integrated including expectancy theory and causal model. Topics/ Subtopics to Study within the Research Scope The subtopics that will be studies in this research include leadership style, academic support structure, teacher involvement in leadership, academic evaluation system, student performance, and student motivation. Each of these topics will be discussed in length....   [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 - ... It should also show scale and context of use. There are a lot of video’s that can persuade someone to buy something. However, what kind of video will be most effective for your business goal. Below is a list of different types of video’s that can be used to raise awareness and establish trust with costumers. One type are Tutorial videos. Tutorial video let customers to see what they are trying to accomplish with their item to help them accomplish it at home. They are used to simplify hard concepts in a customer's mind....   [tags: testimonials, high school, yearbook]
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School Is a Waste of Time - ... Stellar education levels would include relating subjects to the real world and everyday life while integrating life skills into daily activities and assignments. Lackluster education levels are detrimental to school systems, but when compounded with poor scheduling the amount of time wasted in school is tremendous. School schedules, while intended for organization and allowing a student to take as many classes as possible, do not allow students enough time in each class, cause disruptions, force students to lose focus, and cause teachers to rush....   [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 - ... For example, if a school is having a charity dance, let some of the proceeds go to the rugby team. It is hard being a club team because the club has to come up with the money themselves. On top of that, some institutions won’t even let club’s fundraise on campus or during off class hours. Rugby clubs fight for everything and it is not fair to them. Along with this argument, many Americans believe that rugby is not that big of a deal, that it is not that popular anyhow. That is not true, in some countries rugby is everything....   [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 - ... In Texas accordingly to the Eagle Mountain Independent School District (EMS-ISD, 2014) school district phase’s teachers, administrators, and parents through the fiscal effects of absences, also, reports that districts lose funding $32.29 per each student’s absence, for this it is encourage parents, students and employees to eliminate unnecessary absences. Advantages of Using ADM or ADA The advantages of using ADA as a funding system for the fiscal incentives is clear for the states that decide to use it....   [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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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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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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Mass School Shootings in the U.S. - ... A good example involving gun violence is the one from November 19, 1999 in Deming Middle School in Deming, New Mexico. A 12-year-old Victor Cordova, Jr. shot a 13-year-old girl with a caliber .22 bullet9. Cordova did not have troubles with law, but he was believed to suffer from depression after his mother died. A spontaneous incident that took away one precious life. Victor himself is said to have asked for toys to play with while he was in jail10. The childish lack of knowledge of the tragic consequences lead a then 16-year-old Evan Ramsey to arrive at Bethel Regional High School in Alaska with a shotgun.; Ramsey killed three students and the school’s principal....   [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 - ... It basically puts a hold on it. Just about any job out there today needs a college education to start a career. It will provide them all the information and training need for that job. College education is important because a degree is needed in order to get a good job or a stable career. Without a good job or career many people will not be able to support themselves or their family in this economy we all live in today. Having a college education will show that students have motivation to succeed in life....   [tags: high school, gap year, universities]
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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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History of School Shootings in US - ... Those that are unpopular are viewed as less then a ‘man’ and scramble to establish their ‘manliness’. In some extreme cases they turned to violence to prove that they are a ‘man’. Predicting School Shootings With the large number of shootings that have occurred in United States’ history one expected a pattern to exist for the shooters yet it seemed nonexistent. Many variables existed, almost 40 (Mongan,2007), making predicting when a school shooting would occur impossible. Even threats stating a shooting would occur were not valid signs of an upcoming shooting....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays]
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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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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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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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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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Counseling Grief & Bereavement in School Aged Children - ... Level One should be non-therapeutic. This level should consist of natural supports to students (i.e. parents, siblings, friends, school staff). If Level One involves school staff they should be educated on what healthy grief reactions are. If a student shows signs of an unhealthy grieving process, school staff should help to identify additional services a student may benefit from. Level Two involves psychoeducational services that can be facilitated by teachers, but recommended by trained staff such as counselors....   [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 - ... According to Matthew Lynch, writer for the Huffington Post, teachers end up liking the new schedule because the breaks are more frequent. Matthew Lynch states, “With shorter, more concentrated spurts of instruction, teachers can exert more energy and face the daily struggles with the hope that there will be relief soon. There is still as much time off, but it is more evenly distributed.” In fact, teachers would not get burnt out. Lynch also states that because of the same amount of days in the classroom as the traditional schedule, the pay is the same in most scenarios for the teachers....   [tags: summer school, public education, school days]
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High School Friday Night Lights - ... I have chosen one in particular that puts this book in a favorable light. “Bissinger has an innate gift of recreating on paper the magic, the soaring heights, the gut-wrenching lows and the constant tension that make up a football game” (Nande 2). This makes the book more relatable to readers. This quality of the book helps it appeal to a diverse audience. “With Bissinger’s considerable story telling abilities, the end product is far from being just about football” (Nande 1). This trait of the novel makes it much more interesting....   [tags: high school sports, high school athletics]
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More After School Programs in California - In most schools around California there are some kind of after school activities going on. After-school activities are usually sports or academic related. The kids have fun playing with other kids and are able to get help on their homework. Robert Halpern states that these activities started cropping up in the late nineteenth century after the decline of child labor and growth of education (179). At first theses programs were just individual men and women in a storefront or church letting kids play board games and relax....   [tags: education, after school activities]
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The Characteristics os Middle School Learners - My first internship directive was to present a lesson on the characteristics of middle school learners and the middle school philosophy. It is important to note that I designed and taught this lesson before reading chapter five in the Ramsden (1992) text. Consequently, my journal reflection and later evaluation of the experience are appreciably different. To guide my lesson design, I established three student learning goals: (a) identify the emotional, physical, intellectual, and social characteristic constructs specific to the middle school learner; (b) analyze associations between the characteristic constructs and possible impediments to the middle school learning process; (c) generate acc...   [tags: education, middle school philosophy] 1020 words
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How I Changed in High School - Everyone has heard or been told, “high school is what you make of it.” High school is in fact what you make of it, but it is also the time of great change in everybody. Entering grade nine you still feel like a kid, your post-secondary and career choices are far from top priority. However, by grade twelve we become more mature and grow into young adults. Personally looking back to my grade nine self and comparing her to my grade twelve self of today, I am able to see changes in my character, my athletics and my goals....   [tags: High School, change,] 782 words
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School Counseling - Abstract School psychologists have many legal and ethical obligations to students and there parents. When conducting counseling sessions and other therapeutic interventions in schools there may be some concerns with confidentiality and privacy for the student. Before conducting and providing treatment services, they must inform the parents or legal guardians of the child to approve of the services planned by the school psychologists. When working with children explaining to them their rights and then explaining to them their lack of rights if their parents want information can be very difficult....   [tags: School Psychology] 833 words
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Why do Kids Cheat on School - ... “Much if not most plagiarism - by students as well as non students - is inadvertent” (CIment 301). In fact, there are millions of ways students cheat. Now, it is becoming a growing problem within the internet. Most schools now allow students to use their cell phone in school and since they have been allowed to do that the cheating rate has gone up. Internet is among one of the top ways students cheat because it is easier and simpler just to copy other peoples work into your own document, put your name on it and submit it to your teacher (Stephen 54)....   [tags: students, teaching, school exams ]
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Later School Start Times - ... While the quality of sleep is important, so is the amount of sleep a student or teacher is getting on school nights. The amount of sleep students and teachers are getting is not good and the reason why is because of school. Students are either staying up very late doing homework and school related activities or they are waking up very early to go to school.Young adolescents obtain an inadequate amount of sleep. They are not getting the sleep they need in order to make it through the day. When students move into middle school and high school, they have to make that adjustment from waking up later to waking up very early and as students are getting older, they are staying up much later....   [tags: high school, adolescents, getting up]
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School Funding - Fund Allocation Paper School Finance Iowa is very unique when it comes to school finance. We use the single count date for the purpose of funding the state’s school districts. This is a count of the number of students in attendance on October 1st. This is when the federal government requires a count of the number of students eligible for the free and reduced price lunch program for purposes of Title I funding. An advantage to using the single count date is that it is reasonably easy and it also helps to cut down on administrative costs....   [tags: School Finance] 796 words
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School Lunch - The students of our school should rally together and hang the cooks in the Cafeteria. Well, maybe that is a little too dramatic, but something has to be done about the school lunch. The stuff that they serve the students is truly awful. Students should not be forced to eat in the cafeteria because the meals are not prepared well, there are foreign objects in the deserts, and many kids have gotten ill after eating certain items. Initially, sometimes the lunch is left over. To know if it is left over it will look wrinkly or dried up....   [tags: School Food] 561 words
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School Uniforms Improve Children's Safety - Since school uniforms have become more and more common in the United States, there has been one issue that many, of the parents and students are worried about. Many believe the children will not have the ability to express themselves freely. The First Amendment guarantees our right to free expression. This means that students do not leave their First Amendment rights outside the schoolhouse door, but their opinions can be limited to prevent major disruptions to classes and outside activities. To make this statement more clear, in 2003, a high school senior was suspended from school for wearing a tee-shirt of President George W....   [tags: School Uniform Essays]
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Saint Michael Lutheran School Snapshot - Saint Michael Lutheran School (SMLS) is a coeducational school, pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, dedicated to quality Christian education in the Lutheran tradition. The goal of SMLS is to provide an education that possesses academic excellence, spiritual depth, and moral integrity which enables each child to develop in a safe and nurturing environment. SMLS provides an academic atmosphere which challenges students to stretch their abilities and aspires to teach them to take pride in glorifying God with their efforts and accomplishments....   [tags: Education, private school, teaching] 1455 words
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Equality in Public School Systems - Last year, my sister was a high school student tutor. She watched as the teacher tried so hard to help the students learn and understand the material. Students are able to do a good job if they actually put effort into their work, especially with the resources that the teacher provides. However, some slacked off, complained and didn’t apply themselves. At the end of the day, when the teacher does their job, it is up to the students on what to do with that information but most of the time many students don’t take advantage of the opportunities provided to get the most of their education or realize just how important it is....   [tags: Academic Success, Boys vs Girls In School]
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High School Principals - ... All academic classes offered in these schools are classified as honors courses, International Baccalaureate, or Advanced Placement. In larger school districts, magnet schools are established to provide enhanced curriculum for one or more areas of study. Magnet schools may be created for a variety of topics such as mathematics, science, fine arts, and music. Admission to magnet schools varies by school district in order to manage demand and resources. The school admission process may range from competitive admission standards to a lottery system,(but they don’t die after.) Vocational high schools offer hands-on training to students to help prepare them for careers in fields such as infor...   [tags: high school, higher education]
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Reducing School Violence - There are numerous programs and studies aimed at reducing school violence, but how does a school district know what type of program would work best for their students. In the article, Reducing School Violence: School-Based Curricular Programs and School Climate (2008), Michael Greene, reviewed different approaches on reducing school violence to determine if one approach was better than another. One of the hardest components of researching the effectiveness of school violence prevention/reduction programs is the fact that all researchers view “violence” differently....   [tags: School Violence Essays]
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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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Preparing High School Seniors for College - Making sure high school seniors are ready for college is a top priority for parents today. The motivation behind parents putting the extra effort to increase their child’s chances of college acceptance is to gain financial assistance to pay for college tuition. The best way to go about this is for a high school senior to score high on the ACT college entrance exam, which is what schools look at when deciding to award scholarships to students and is usually the determining factor for most four-year universities when deciding which students receive acceptance....   [tags: college, high school seniors, ACT,]
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Looking Forward to Starting High School - An anonymous author once said, "What you need to know about the past is that no matter what has happened, it has all worked together to bring you to this very moment. And this is the moment you can choose to make everything new. Right now." Over the course of my school years, it has been an exciting and shocking experience. These experiences have been an enjoyable journey from my elementary to middle school years. However, after several years the end of my middle school adventure is coming to a close....   [tags: school experience, childhood, Personal Narrative] 624 words
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Media's Role in Mass School Shootings - The United States will not soon forget the rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut that came just two weeks before Christmas last year. This tragic event resulted in the death of twenty students and eight adults. Although the event shocked the nation, rampage shootings are nothing new. Over the years, many families have lost loved ones to these horrific events. As a result, these mass shootings such as the one that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary caught public attention leading to a push to find the cause of these events....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays]
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Cartoonists Respond to Mass School Shootings - ... Even though every school official in every city proclaims the ensured security of their schools proudly, shootings are still happening at these "safe" schools. Granlund's work depicts not only the rising problem of gun-related school violence in the country but also the difficulty in determining, amongst the high promises, which schools are actually not secure. Rogers's cartoon quotes, "NRA's solution to massacred school children," and depicts a small child, representing American children with his red and white shirt and blue jeans, begging for a toy in a gumball machine that is much larger than he is....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays]
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Dificult Transition From School to University - All four articles that have been reviewed claim that university is not like school and that students may find the transition from school to higher education difficult. However, the two newspaper articles (Giles 2003; Shimmon 2006) produce no evidence to support the above claim. Alternatively, two journal articles support the claim and produce evidence from surveys. For example, coping with subtle differences in acceptable behaviour (Giles, 2003) or the jump in the level of academic study required (Lowe and Cook, 2003)....   [tags: High-School vs College Essays]
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Mandate of School Uniforms in Order to Reduce Student Truancy. - Introduction According to one Caribbean historian, Carl Campbell (1992), schools reflect the societies that create them. The 21st century has presented many challenges. While on the one hand we are faced with rapidly improving technology, we are also faced with global environmental, health and economic crises such as we have never experienced before. We are also witnessing the widespread collapse of societal institutions like the family, judiciary and even the religious systems. Our societies seem to be breeding a new level of violence and chaos....   [tags: education, school uniforms]
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School Bullying: Methods to Prevent This Ongoing Cycle - School bullying occurs in every realm of society. Students suffer harmful effects when they are emotionally and physically abused. Society must take active measures to end this ongoing injustice of students and help school yard bullies in understanding the effects of their actions. One in every ten students is bullied at some point in their education process (Will 1). The FBI National Center for Analysis of Violent Crime observed that the victimization of students occurs more often in public schools (Will 2)....   [tags: Social Issues, School Authorities] 714 words
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School Uniforms are Essential: Dealing With Discrimination and Upholding Individuality - Media has influenced a lot of today’s trends and ideologies. Adolescents, being on the psychological level of self-identification, bring this deceptive notion of fashion and social classes to school. The problem comes when this trend affects the performance of students and their personal lives. We all remember our days back when the talk was “Who are the jocks, the cheerleaders, the rick kids, the geeks, the losers, etcetera?” Believe it or not, the status quo in schools is always composed of them....   [tags: argument, school dress code]
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Do School Uniforms Really Serve a Purpose? - In the past school uniforms have been a requirement for private schools only, however; the number of public schools requiring uniforms is growing rapidly (Brunsma). Every parent wants their child to feel safe while they are at school. This is just one of the many things that implementing school uniforms into public schools will do for students (Maxwell). School uniforms have also been proven to be a key asset in keeping gang colors and symbols out of schools (Maxwell). The requirement of uniforms has also led to a decrease in violence and theft due to expensive clothing and shoes, helped to instill a sense of discipline in students, a reduction in the number of distractions for students, and...   [tags: Education School Uniforms]
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School Design - The design of a building is often reflective of its function. Without certain accommodations and details, a building will be visually appealing, but mostly useless to its inhabitants. The function of a school is particularly dependent upon its design. The design of New Spring Middle School will reflect the holistic middle school concept. The overall design of campus will advocate the holistic focus of New Spring Middle School. Learning Gardens and a wetland area will exist as additional academic resources for students....   [tags: Middle School, Classrooms, Building] 839 words
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Examining Causes of School Violence and Solutions to the Problem - How many times have you or your children been victims of violence or intimidation and how many times have you been left feeling abandoned, demoralized and full of despair because no-one will lift a finger to help. How many times have you seen the offenders caught and let off to continue re-offending in some instances. The truth of the matter is that we are all alone when it comes to dealing with any form of aggressive behavior from children, especially in school. Did you ever wonder why schools have so much violence....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 1762 words
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Factors Contributing to the High School Drop Out Rate - I remember being in 9th grade and getting my first report card. As I looked towards the bottom it would always show the amount students that were a part of my class. I clearly remember the number being 729.All of a sudden by my sophomore and junior year the number decreased more and more. Before I knew it, I was sitting at graduation practice where my principle announced how many students would be graduating. The number was around 520 and I was extremely shocked. Questions seemed to roam around my head like why did we go from 729 student’s on the first day to 520 actually graduating from high school that year....   [tags: education, high school dropout]
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J. Evans Middle School & An Organizational Profile - An organizational profile (Baldrige 2007) is being constructed of J. Evans Middle School (JEMS) which is located in Greeley Colorado. JEMS is one of 7 middle schools in Greeley. This paper will focus on the organization culture of JEMS. An organization culture is “… an attempt to get at the feel, sense, atmosphere, character, or image of an organization” (Hoy & Miskel, 2008, p. 177). This information was obtained by interviewing Dawn Hillman. Dawn is the principal of JEMS and this is her first year as principal....   [tags: Maintaining School Culture]
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School Violence - As a society, how should we respond to the violence taking place in schools. How do we respond to the traumatic events of the twentieth century, where a series of school shootings lead by students at 12 different schools planned and carried out violent shootings that resulted in the deaths of several students and teachers at each school. These events alone have come from the United States, in fact from Washington, Alaska, Mississippi, Kentucky, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Oregon, Virginia, Colorado, Georgia, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Michigan, Florida, and California (Daniels 2011)....   [tags: School Violence Essays]
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Preparing for the Future by Working During High School - Students spend four years of their lives attending high school. Going through high school is supposed to prepare them for college and “the real world.” Taking part-time jobs has become the phenomenon among high school students, and many students follow this trend as well. Indeed, there are some advantages; however, there are also some disadvantages. 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: career, high school, students,] 557 words
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School Violence - Preventing school violence has been an issue in our society for so long it has almost become commonplace. According to an article on www.infoplease.com, since the year 2000, there have been a recorded 64 shooting related incidents that involved publicly occupied areas. That is an occurrence of almost five per year. Of those 64, 94% of these incidents were school related shootings. The violence goes from elementary schools all the way up to college universities. The statistics are not pretty by any means....   [tags: School Violence Essays]
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Impact of School Start Time on Student Learning - ... Deprivation of sleep causes students to be affected by symptoms such as fatigue, irritability, and increased stressed which can have a huge negative impact on a student’s behaviour. Personally, it is difficult to stay engaged in class when deprived from sleep because it becomes almost impossible to concentrate. Students on the other hand who have proper sleep will find that their mood will change positively and their grades will increase. Eastern Commerce, a high school in Toronto, changed their schedule by delaying classes to start at 10am....   [tags: School Start Time Essays]
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High School vs College for a Disabled Student - If you are a disabled high school graduate you may be confused by the changes with which you are faced and unsure what to expect as you prepare for college. Realistically, the transition from high school to college requires a period of adjustment for all students since the academic demands are different in the two environments. However, the transition for students with disabilities requires special preparation in order to progress smoothly. During the high school years, much of the responsibility for accommodating your disability fell to school personnel, and your parents served as your primary advocates....   [tags: Compare High School and College] 350 words
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School Safety: Our Most Important Responsibility - On Wednesday January 5, 2011 a Millard South High School student walked into his high school armed with a gun. The boy had been suspended from school earlier that morning. He signed in at the office and proceeded to the assistance principal’s office. Within 4 minutes, office staff reported hearing gunfire. The student had shot the assistant principal and the principal as he tried to intervene. He continued to shoot, taking aim at a school custodian and then at a security officer as he fled the premises....   [tags: School Safety Essays]
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Should the School Drop-out age be Raised to 18? - 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, Education, Dropouts] 1476 words
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The Banning of Certain Books in School Libraries/ Classrooms - ... And, finally because its imposing a threat on reading, learning and thinking. Censorship in school libraries could lead to something more major because people don't like having their rights taken away from them. It's just like when you tell a kid not to do something, it just makes them want to do it more. But, if you don't say anything they are more likely to leave it be. Same with laws, you make something illegal, people will be more likely to break the law. People abuse their rights but when they get taken away from them all it does is make them aggravated and more likely to abuse their rights even more....   [tags: censorship, school libraries, books]
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Evaluating School Counseling Programs: Needs Assessment for Students - Needs Assessment Developmental School Counseling and Pupil Services In determining schools effective counseling practices, school counselors have a responsibility in showing that their programs are effective. A needs assessment will determine what works and which areas need improvement. Measuring results is crucial in determining success from failure. Evaluating counseling programs holds counselors accountable and allows them to do their work effectively. The assessment is designed to identify the major issues, concerns and challenges facing students who are being bullied....   [tags: Education, school counselor]
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Why We Should Start School Later - How many times has this happened to you; it’s six thirty on a Tuesday morning, your alarm has already gone off twice, your still laying in bed and your bus comes in twenty minutes. This is an everyday occurrence at my house. It is a proven statistic that the average high school student does not get enough sleep. While some experts like Dr. Lee Yanku say “It is not the schools starting time that is the problem as to why students don’t get enough sleep, it is because of facebook, myspace and cell phones” The truth behind it is that we can’t budget sports, homework and extracurricular activities into one day and still get nine hours of sleep....   [tags: school, start time,] 508 words
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High School Football - On a typical Friday night in any town across the country you can hear the band playing the school fight song, cheerleaders cheering at the top of their lungs, parents proudly hoisting homemade posters in support of the team, and the student body feverishly rooting for their friends. Is there anything that can bring a community closer than a Friday night high school football game. As the team comes sprinting onto the field one has to wonder has anyone considered the fact that head injuries, specifically concussions, have become such a danger in this game that is loved so much across America....   [tags: Student Athletes, Injuries, High School]
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