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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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The Argument Against Longer School Days - Longer School Days: Why We Shouldn’t Lengthen the Day We have all seen the debate in the news no matter what area of Illinois you may live in, whether or not the Chicago Public Schools should lengthen the school day. In an online forum it states that during a meeting Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard vowed to add 90 minutes to each school day and two weeks to the school year by the fall of 2012. (Erbentraut J. 2011) The Chicago Public School board, CPS teachers’ union and Chicago mayor Rahm Emmanuel need to take into consideration the effects that lengthening the school day by an additional 90 minutes will have on students, parents, teachers, and the school community....   [tags: Educational Issues]
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The Pro’s and Con’s of Extending School Hours - How many students do you know who want to go to go school longer than 7 hours per day. Despite the fact that students complain about school, it’s important that every child get their education even if they feel it doesn’t matter. This paper will state the pro’s and con’s of extending school hours for the students and how it can have a negative effect on them. Obama and other politicians believe that we have should go to school longer in order to achieve more. Student already sit a seat 8 hours a day for a day for a months, any longer than that they will just refuse to go to school any more....   [tags: school hours, education, school days] 813 words
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Longer School Days - Longer School Days Schools are so much a part of our society, so the accurate length of school days is extremely important. Public opinions on the length of the school days are different. There are a lot of parents and professors concerned that it is hard for children to go to school early in the morning and stay there the whole day. On the other side, some professors try to force students into a nine hour school day. Not so many years ago, school was a main part of my life, and the school days’ structure and length affected my social life and ability to study....   [tags: Education School Teaching Essays]
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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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Students Need Shorter School Days - What is your perspective on today’s high school schedule. From a student’s point-of-view I think it is more stressful than it should be. I believe that we should come to school at the same time as usual but we should only have our four main courses, which are mathematics, english, history, and science. This idea would take so much stress and worrying out of all the students’ minds. First off we would be a lot more focused because there are only four classes instead of seven. Another reason would be that we have a lot more time to do our homework or study for our classes because school would be let out earlier....   [tags: Opinion Essay] 569 words
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School Days are the Happiest Days of your Life? - School Days are the Happiest Days of your Life. When I was given this assignment, my initial reaction was this is easy. Half an hours writing- homework complete. Fifteen minutes later I find that it is incredibly difficult to sort out the jumble of thoughts, memories and feelings, that are fighting each other in the race to be the first to blot this pristine white page.(melodramatic, but true) I suppose I could take the easy way out, and write that looking back; my school days were happy, carefree days....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples] 885 words
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The Benefits of Year Round Education and Extended School Days - Year round education (YRE) is implemented in 436 U.S. school districts with very few complaints. In fact, school districts that have been participating in YRE and extended school days (ESD) are raving about the benefits in pupil's achievement level, their new found enthusiasm in learning, as well as the many programs that exist in the extended day promoting the decline in latch key children. Some schools decided to initiate YRE and ESD because of swelling enrollments and lack of student achievement....   [tags: essays research papers] 2723 words
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school days - Now that I am coming to the end of high school and to the beginning of my college education, it scares me to death. Going to school has been one of my biggest priorities and the most routine part of my life for the past thirteen years. I have many more years to get through, but the years that I spent in elementary school and junior high were the most memorable. I have learned so much since then, it has made me a different person today. I have so many memories from my earlier years in school....   [tags: essays research papers] 1490 words
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the first days of school - In this first unit of The First Days of School, Harry Wong presents three characteristics of an effective teacher. The three characteristics are: has good classroom management skills, teaches for mastery, and has positive expectations for student success. The effective teacher exhibits positive expectations for all students. Having positive expectations simply means that the teacher believes in the student and that the student can learn. Students will live up to the expectations you set, and to be effective- your expectations should be positive for all students....   [tags: essays research papers] 606 words
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New Jersey Proposed Pilot Program to Extending School Days and Hours: A Progressive Idea or Exhausting - ... Schools in each district are looking for a “six to severn percent” financial increase for for a simple ten minuets of increased time (Anderson, M., 2014 ) There is also concern regarding how this extended time will effect students and educators. Students could be subjected to twelve hour days, when considering travel and after school activities (Anderson, M., 2014). Many parents are concerns their child will not have enough time to play, or spend with their family because of the demands of the longer hours....   [tags: alternatives in improving education in the US]
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Sleepless Nights and Wasted Days: Changing School Times to Benefit Students - The alarm goes off at six am and the typical high school student is barely able to open their eyes. It is time to get up and prepare for a full day at school, about eight hours. Most teenagers, according to the National Sleep Foundation, will only get about six hours of sleep since they tend to stay up until midnight (“Should schools start later in the day?”). After getting ready, many students look forward to a nap in their first hour class despite the information they will miss. Teenagers seem to always have had trouble getting up in the morning, even earning the title of lazy from their parents....   [tags: Child Development ]
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George Orwell's 1984, Animal Farm, and Burmese Days - Political corruption and dissatisfaction affected many people in the early twentieth century; especially the prolific writer George Orwell. George Orwell’s works 1984, Animal Farm, and Burmese Days, through their ubiquitous uses of stunning imagery, extreme totalitarianism, and raw diction, warn of the dangers of ambitious figures, corrupt governmental control, and the recurrence of vicious tyrannies while reflecting impressionable events in his life. Born on June 25, 1903 to parents Richard Walmesley Blair and Ida Mabel, “George Orwell” was born Eric Arthur Blair in Motihari, Bengal, India (Merriman, “George Orwell”)....   [tags: 1984, Animal Farm, Burmese Days]
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Jerome Groopman's The Measure of Our Days - Jerome Groopman's The Measure of Our Days is a compelling look at what we can learn about living when life itself can no longer be taken for granted because of severe illness. Jerome Groopman, M.D., one of the world's leading researchers in cancer and AIDS, is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chief of Experimental Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His laboratory helped to develop the new protease inhibitors for the treatment of AIDS, and in January of 1998 his laboratory identified another gene that appears to play a role in breast cancer....   [tags: Illness Groopman Measure Days] 1035 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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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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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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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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Should Seniors be Allowed to Skip School? - ... At this point in their life, students have already passed their exams and met all of the other requirements for graduation. A strict policy on attendance during the last month of their endeavors is to negate the hard work that they have done up to this point. It is like saying to them, "You have worked hard and the school is proud of you, but you are now going to be treated as if you failed." Not being able to participate in graduation exercises not only has a significant impact on the student socially and emotionally, it could affect their future educational and job prospects, particularly if someone looks up the record and asks why they were not allowed to participate....   [tags: attendance, high school, policy] 760 words
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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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Why Should School Sports be Eliminated? - “Sports are a big thing here” says Jenny, a student who moved to America from South Korea. (Ripley, Amanda. “The Case against School Sports.” The Atlantic. 4 November 2013.) Well that’s for sure. America’s high-school academic scores are lower than they’ve ever been before, but instead of worrying about that they’re sitting around worried about which team is going to win the next big game. There are all types of different sports in schools all over the country. Basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, football, tennis, etc....   [tags: Sports, School, Athletes, Education]
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Later School Start Times - Later School Start Times Everyone has always hated getting up super early to go to school. As children get older they move to different schools, from elementary to middle to high school, and the start times get earlier. In elementary school it was never a problem getting up but getting older, it always got harder to get up and the days were always longer. Schools start so early in the morning that it is hard to focus and students tend to miss more of their earlier classes and attend all of their later classes....   [tags: high school, adolescents, getting up]
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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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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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Argumentative and Persuasive Essay: Should School Start Later? - Don't you hate waking up early for school in the morning. Most high school students wake up before the sun rises just to become ready for school. Teenage brains do not begin to function that early considering many are tired from staying up late the previous night. The National Sleep Foundation reported that most teens do not retain enough shuteye, one study found that only 15% reported sleeping eight 1/2 hours on school nights. That fact was extremely true for me when I attended high school. I barely was able to wake up, get dressed, and be in school on time since I was so tired....   [tags: high school students, attendance] 591 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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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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Elk Grove Unified School District versus Newdow - Elk Grove Unified School District v. Newdow: The Supreme Court case in Elk Grove Unified School District v. Newdow result in a unanimous ruling that the phrase “under God” may remain in the Pledge of Allegiance as narrated in public school classrooms. The court made the decision because the atheist father did not have grounds to sue the school district on behalf of his daughter. While the ruling was made on the Flag Day, it did not meet the clear endorsement of the constitutionality of the pledge as sought by President Bush and leaders of Republican and Democratic Parties in Congress....   [tags: pledge, atheist, school, legal] 1838 words
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An Analysis of Blake's The School Boy - An Analysis of Blake's The School Boy       'The School Boy' is a typical example of Blake's Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience in it's themes and imagery. Like many of the other poems in this work it deals with childhood and the subjugation of it's spirit and uses imagery from the natural world. While first published in 1789 as one of the Songs of Innocence there are strong reasons why Blake moved it to the Experience1 section of the 1794 edition. If we compare it to other poems in the collection it sits better with others in Experience than those in Innocence....   [tags: Blake The School Boy]
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The Columbine Influence: How a School Shooting Affected a Nation - ... School policies In May 2001, The Report of Governor Bill Owens’ Columbine Review Commission was released. On January 28, 2000, the governor of Colorado at the time, Bill Owens, signed an executive order to create the Columbine Review Commission “to conduct an independent review of the tragedy.” With William E. Erickson, Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court, chairing the commission, volunteer members spent over a year conducting public hearings and looking over documents. Volunteer members of the Commission included a retired chief of police for the Pueblo Police Department, a retired FBI agent, and the District Attorney for Denver County, among others....   [tags: gun control, pop culture, school policies]
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Dylan Klebold's Motives in the Columbine High School Shooting - “People are so unaware...well, Ignorance is bliss I guess… that would explain my depression.” (Klebold, Dylan). With that sentence, I divulged myself into the most horrendous, sad journal I have ever read, hoping to gain some insight into a disturbed young man’s mind. On April 20th, 1999, Dylan Klebold accompanied his friend, Eric Harris, in one of the most publicized and shocking school shootings of the modern day--The Columbine Massacre. With their sawed-off shotguns and godlike dispositions, the boys exacted their revenge not only on their peers, but on themselves....   [tags: Mass Shooting, Gun Crime, School Shooting]
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The Columbine High School Shootings - On April 20, 1999 in a suburban town called Littleton, Colorado one high school was about to have one of the most tragic and deadly days in US history. Columbine High School was in the forefront of this tragedy. Two students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, opened fire on their fellow classmates and teacher. These two students cut the lives short of thirteen students and one teacher. They then turned their guns onto themselves leaving the nation with no answers as to why. They did leave videotape....   [tags: School Shooting Psychology Essays Acceptance] 1406 words
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A Persuasive Essay Against School Uniforms - High school is typically a time when kids begin to distinguish themselves from one another. Students begin to develop their own sense of personal style, desperately trying to both fit in and stand out simultaneously. Being self-conscious and often lacking the confidence needed to assert themselves, teens are forced to use clothing and outward appearance as the means to manifest this individuality. Thus, students should not be forced to wear uniforms to school. Standard uniforms are unproven deterrents to student violence; are a "Band-Aid" to cover up the real problems faced by children and teens; and they violate students' right of self-expression, depriving them of their search for identity...   [tags: School Uniforms Argumentative] 654 words
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School Shootings in America - Liza Sencion Two students killed and thirteen others left wounded, six schoolmates shot by fellow classmate, 13 people dead and 23 wounded in a High School, Four girls and a teacher are shot to death and 10 people wounded during a false alarm in school…Those were the headlines of all newspapers at one time or another. High School shootings have been occurring throughout the United States. Why is it that a student would come into their school and open fire....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 2429 words
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School Shootings in America - You are in the mall and someone yells everyone "'Get down!" Or I will shoot." Your first instinct is to hit the ground before shots are fired. Now imagine that in the school cafeteria. Scary, right. As scary as it sounds scenarios from horror movies are playing out in schools all over America. You are eating lunch in the cafeteria and a student enters the cafeteria and starts firing off a firearm. First instinct is to scream for help and get on the ground, but why are scenes like this taking place in the learning place....   [tags: Mass Shootings, School Shootings Essays] 921 words
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Can We Stop School Violence? - Violence in American schools is escalating faster than a speeding bullet. Society demands that schools be safe for our children, yet recent events indicate we need to escalate our efforts to prevent violence in schools at the same time address violence in the larger community. Crises involving sudden violence in schools are traumatic in large measure because they are unexpected. The shrapnel from bullets fired on school grounds have a way of touching the life's of many. In the wake of such a crisis, members of the school community are asked-and ask themselves-what could have been done to prevent it....   [tags: Mass School Shootings Essays]
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The Presence Shortage of School Nurses Harming Our Children's Wellness - Have you ever noticed the constant absence of nurses at your school. It seems like every time you need to go to the nurse, one is not there. That fact has led to my investigation of the effects of school nurse absences on most K-12 campuses. Many children have died from not receiving care as a result of an absent nurse. Although it is true that school nurses are divided between schools (1,185 students for every school nurse in NC), every school needs a nurse (Healthy Children Learn Better). Most accidents relating student injuries can be avoided with the daily presence of a school nurse in every single school....   [tags: School Nurse, Education, Health Care, Students]
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The Days - It all happened so fast; it felt like a dream. I wish I could tell everybody my story but no one is listening now. Yeah, that was the best: the dreams we had. Nothing mattered except for those otherworldly dreams. Every day, Louie and I would wake up, whether it be in a high school boiler room or a urine-soaked alley, and talk about what we dreamt. He used to always have dreams with that Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters in them. We talked about it for a while and came to the conclusion that Louie probably just wanted to sleep on a pillow....   [tags: essays research papers] 1156 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 A Fine, Fine, School by Sharon Creech - Analysis of A Fine, Fine, School by Sharon Creech 1. Give overview and summarize book explaining how leadership or follower ship is displayed in the book. A Fine, Fine, School is the story of Mr. Keene, a gung ho principal any school would be lucky to have. This exuberant administrator loves his school so much he wants more and more school: first on Saturdays, then on Sundays, then on holidays, then in the summer. The students and teachers do not want to go to school on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, or in the summer, but no one knows how to tell Mr....   [tags: Leadership Analysis Creech School] 1812 words
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Kids feel safe in Boston public school environment - Kids feel safe in Boston public school environment A Boston high school student stood alone, waiting for a public bus to take him home after school had let out. When he was approached by a group of kids who attempted to assault him, his first instinct was to run. He did not run to a neighbor's house. He did not bother to look for a police station. He simply ran to the safest place he knew — his school. He proceeded to bang on the double doors until a custodian reluctantly opened them. But it didn't matter....   [tags: Journalism School Papers] 1757 words
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Understanding Gender Roles in School-Smart and Mother-Wise - Understanding Gender Roles in Wendy Luttrell's School-Smart and Mother-Wise "I had went so far I just got tired. I had got to the place where I didn't care if I learned anything or not" (59). This quote expresses quite plainly but strongly what many of the women in Wendy Luttrell's School-Smart and Mother-Wise felt in regards to their educational experience. Though Lilly put the thought into words, any number of these women probably had the same feelings concerning their school-age years. This paper will focus on Chapter 5 from that book, "Storied Selves and School Mission"....   [tags: School-Smart Mother-Wise] 1545 words
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Attending High School - High School Do you remember your high school days. High school for me has proved to be a learning experience and also a challenge. There are many lessons that can be learned. You can learn more about yourself, who your friends are, what kind of help is offered to you, and what your strengths and your weaknesses are. Attending High School helped build my confidence because my classmates were supportive, my teachers taught me how to study for tests, and the math tutors helped me overcome my fear of math....   [tags: Education Papers, high school experience] 578 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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To Those Who Brought Us the Weekend - In the early to mid-1800’s, the week end was just that. Week end. Week end was Saturday night, not Sunday. Sunday was considered the first day of the week, not the week end, week-end or weekend. It was not for work or fun, it was for worship, a day of rest. Now it’s week days and weekend. We call the first day of the week Monday, but it is in fact, Sunday. There was no such thing as the weekend as we know it until the 1870’s. Workers put in up to 16 hours a day, 7 days a week. According to A Weekend History Lesson by Krissy Clark, labor organizers worked with the government to get shorter hours....   [tags: labor concessions, benefits, rest days]
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Gone Were the Days of the Thesis - Before this class, my writing process was simple. I oft chose to completely bypass the process of prewriting and drafting. Instead, I delved into the writing assignment head first. Doing so rarely allowed me time to organize my ideas and truly come up with the best finished product I could possibly muster. However, this class has allowed me to explore new techniques which helped to further develop my skills as a writer. This was mainly due to the freedom allotted in finishing an essay versus the traditional high school writing process that seemed to be both suffocating and limiting....   [tags: writing process] 539 words
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Around the World in 14 Days - Quite a bit of time has passed since I have last had any communication with you, so I am pleased to be writing this letter. It is exciting to think about what it will be like at the reunion of our class; what everyone will look like, and what they have done with their lives. Living out here in Antarctica, I tend to feel fairly isolated. On the cruise, I plan to first visit Casablanca, then ride the ship to Rome, where I will visit both modern and ancient Roman sites. Following this, I will take a visit to Athens, and top it off with a serene experience in the Austrian Alps....   [tags: personal travel plan]
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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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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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A Speech on One of These Days by Pink Floyd - I really don’t like to give speeches, especially in front of all my friends, but I knew that once I walked into my 2nd period advanced English class, I would have to. I knew that what was about to come after I was finished reading it, was not going to be pretty. I could imagine that what I was about to read would stick with me for the rest of my high school career at Nelsonville-York high school with all of my friends teasing me about it, and my teacher, Mrs. Maria , teaching all of her future freshman classes of what not to write about....   [tags: english class, lossen up] 826 words
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Kickoff to the School Day? - Judith Owens, M.D., M.P.H., Director of Sleep Medicine, Children’s National Medical Center stated that, “There’s no question that later [school] start times pose significant challenges and barriers, … but [making a change to the these start times] is something within our control, something we can change to make a significant impact on the long-term health of children” (Clarkson para. 29) The issue regarding when the start to the school day should begin may not seem like a threatening topic that drastically affects our lives, but as Owens stated it has a “long-term” effect on the generations of tomorrow....   [tags: Sleep Deprivation, Stress, Classroom, Education]
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The Psychology Behind School Uniforms - Boring. Plain. Static. These are how students opposing in school uniforms perceive the matter. While their reason could be about individuality or just hate changes, a research by Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky, a psychologist and a professor at the University of California, showed how a simple change in self-control can really be a positive influence not just for the moment but on long-term effects. Although Dr. Lyubomirsky focused on Happiness [that a simple smile, fake or genuine, can exhibit true happiness], her point rooted in the subject of Psychology; The psychology of change and its positive benefits....   [tags: Psychology]
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