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Reasons For Why School Districts

- There are many reasons to why school districts choose whether or not to integrate musical programs. Jamey Kelley, a writer who wrote many journals, wrote a journal based on this topic. With the help of statisticians, they hosted a project by collecting samples between traditional schools, and charter school. Charter Schools became a huge movement, starting in Montana of 1991. With Charter schools promoting musical programs against traditional schools being their counter parts, it was perfect to be able how students perform academically....   [tags: Education, High school, Teacher, Music]

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School Districts

- Every school district aims for high achievement; some consistently exceed expectations while others fail. With close to 3.2 million teachers employed nationwide (Fast Facts, 2011), school districts are often categorized into three groups: urban, suburban and rural. Within these categories, lower socioeconomic status is prevalent in the rural and urban areas. However, the students in urban districts are the most culturally diverse. Many people would assume a teacher in a rural school would use similar to identical teaching strategies as one in an urban school....   [tags: Education, Teachers]

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Analysis Of Sumner School Districts Digital Readiness

- Thank you for the opportunity to Interview you concerning Sumner School Districts Digital Readiness. I have summarized where Sumner is currently, in order to examine the next steps, in addition to assisting in the Technology Plan revision. I have included the current initiatives and technology deployments that will be fulfilled in the near future. Having the status of a technology rich district with the highest, (or one of the highest) student to device ratio, as a small district is a substantial accomplishment and should provide us with additional opportunities....   [tags: High school, Education, Teacher, School district]

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Comparing School Districts

- The article gave a great account of two Ohio school districts; one, Olmstead Falls Intermediate School, classified as a “High Performing” school that wanted continued growth and the other, Start High School, classified as needing “Continued Improvement” both embarked on the Framework for Improving Leadership set forth by the state of Ohio. The Framework set for an emphasis for adult learning focused on effective leadership, shifting from traditional leadership, positive leadership as the means for improvement, and including standards, training and supportive conditions for leaders....   [tags: Article Review]

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Teacher Turnover Is Experienced Annually By All School Districts

- Introduction Teacher turnover is experienced annually by all school districts in the United States. The researcher states that “research conducted by Tye and O’Brien (2002) on teacher turnover, referenced an article entitled “How we drive teachers to quit” written by Richard Meryman, which concluded that teachers leave the profession because of lack of job satisfaction” (p.2). A list of six strategies were proposed that could help teachers in the classroom, and one of the strategies was to reduce class size....   [tags: Education, Teacher, Focus group, School]

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Introducing School Uniforms to the School Districts of America

- School Uniforms Introducing school uniforms to the school districts of America has been an ongoing heated debate topic for years. Uniforms contain violence and fights, but they also take away the students’ individuality. Kids have been killed over what they are wearing, but you will still be taking away their right to choose what they want to wear. Both sides have equally balanced points. I believe that school uniforms should be used in local school districts because they are less expensive, they make it easier for teachers to enforce dress codes, and stops kids from judging each other on their appearances....   [tags: education system policies]

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Special Education And Individualized Instruction Provided By School Districts

- Introduction In modern times, special education refers to individualized instruction provided by school districts that fit the needs of a student’s exceptionality (Turnbull, Turnbull, Wehmeyer & Shogren, 2013). Special education is a rewarding field that encompasses the success of all learners with exceptionalities. Consequently, professionals in this discipline have to exhibit characteristics such as patience, ardor, and empathy. These individuals also have to be “self-aware culturally,” and by meeting that idea, they have to “become aware of [their] stereotypes, biases, and prejudices” (Turnbull et al., 2013, p....   [tags: Disability, Education, Special education]

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Year Round Schooling On Why It 's Beneficial Or Beneficial For School Districts

- My topic is going to be about year-round schooling on why it’s beneficial or not beneficial for school districts. My audience is the superintendent Dr. Robert Shannon of Manhattan-Ogden school district. This is important for Dr. Shannon to know this information because he will be aware of the benefits of year-round schooling since they do not have it currently. The superintendent may be resistant with year-round schooling because they may not being able to afford to pay for it, time commitment for students and teachers and academically they may not see a difference in test scores or attendance percentage....   [tags: High school, School, Year-round school, Education]

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Drug Testing in Hong Kong School Districts

- Drug abuse has always been a severe problem all over the world. In Hong Kong, the number of drug addicts has increased each year and the age of drug abusers is getting lower. Students, even those in primary schools, have their first experience though cough medicine and paint thinner, two easily reachable and addictive substances. Despite of the increasing number of reported cases of drug abuse every year, the government and schools are still persistent in finding ways to at least stop more children from falling into this deadly temptation....   [tags: Essays on Drug Testing]

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Standarized Testing Should Be Removed in School Districts in Washington State

- School Districts in Washington State should remove the requirements of standardized testing. The tests that are taken are not a valid way of showing a student’s complete abilities that are showcased in class. The way that the tests are all the same and some students have only learned some of the materials because of the classes that chose to take in high school don’t teach everything that is on the test. Taking these tests are putting a toll on high school students and causing them stress and anxiety....   [tags: hurts students, stress, SAT, ACT]

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Organizational Conditions in Local School Districts to Support Teaching and Learning

- The Winston-Salem Forsyth County School System (WSFCS) completed a comprehensive needs assessment during the 2008-2009 school years to determine best practices to increase student achievement in all subgroups as defined by No Child Left Behind (NCLB) (Department of Education [DOE], 2002, p. 35). The comprehensive needs assessment findings concluded that the school district lacked a formal model of district-wide collaboration to address shared norms, beliefs, values, goals, behavior, and academics (LEA Plan, 2008, p....   [tags: public schools, teaching]

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The Benefits of Uniform Adoption in Public Schools

- Ever wonder what it would look like to have all students wearing the same white polo shirt, black pants, and a district sweater walking in the hallway. Nowadays, public school and many districts are discussing the possibilities of enforcing the uniform policy. In most places, many private schools already require students to have their mandatory uniforms; however, there are only a few public schools adopting this mandatory school-uniform polices as one of their enrollment requirements. The reason why not all public schools participated was because people believe that they are violating the freedom of choice when enforcing this mandatory uniform policy; yet problems such as bullying and segr...   [tags: Public School Districts, School Uniforms]

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Anti Bullying Laws are not Working

- It seems as if everyday there is someone new getting bullied ,even though there are laws that prevent this from happening . The U.S. needs to enforce all anti-bullying laws, to insure there are no more victims . Having bullying laws in place for everyone is so beneficial because they serve to protect the rights to the victims “Bullying is the use of force threat or coercion to abuse ,intimidate or, aggressively impose domination over others”(The Effects...1). Bullying may be caused because of race , religion , gender ,sexuallity ,and even apperance....   [tags: victims, abusers, school districts]

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Education in the US in Need of a Instructional Chenge

- What is Change. It can be defined as making something different or to modify (change, n.d.). In our modern day of technology, change has become a standard way of life. This technology has transformed or changed how information is being delivered and presented to students in our school systems. The challenge in our schools today, is the willingness of the educational leaders to implement change for the benefit of raising their overall grades and more importantly, to help learners retain the material that they are being taught....   [tags: education, educators, school districts]

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Schools and Finances

- ... 525), which indicated that no ruling had ever been determined relative to what constituted a uniform system for schools. Although this case was later determined to lack sufficient evidence relative to an adequacy claim, the initiative was placed in the voter’s hands (National Education Access Network, 2011). In 1998, Florida citizens worked diligently to change constitutional language to make the education of children at its forefront (Herrington & Weider, 2001). Then in 1999, Florida ratified an accountability system that allowed schools to be graded....   [tags: public schools, private schools, school districts]

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Urban Education Issues

- Education is an integral part of society, school helps children learn social norms as well as teach them how to be successful adults. The school systems in United States, however are failing their students. In the world as a whole, the United States is quickly falling behind other countries in important math and reading scores. The United States ranked thirtieth in math on a global scale and twentieth in literacy. This is even more true in more urban, lower socio-economic areas in the United States....   [tags: urban districts, test scores, school system]

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Forced Busing

- My family moved away from Wichita when I was entering into the eighth grade. We only moved 20 miles to our east to a small town called Rose Hill, Kansas, but it seemed like a lifetime away. This small little farming town had not been forced to desegregate its students. Everyone here was white, upper class and spoiled. Nobody had any idea about other cultures or races. Wichita was considered forbidden territory by all the so called superior parents. It took me a few years to feel even a bit accepted here....   [tags: School Education Districts]

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Interview At A Private School

- Since I teach at a private school, I chose to interview community members who reside in in our community’s largest school, Tahlequah Public School District. Recently, the most prominent topics in the media with this district, as well as many other districts in the area, is the shifting or elimination of programs and teachers. The shifting or elimination of programs and teachers is precipitated by the allocation of funding within the district. Community members feel that they are only informed of these necessary changes after the fact with little to no opportunity for communication between the school district and community members....   [tags: High school, School types, School district]

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School District Budgetary Overview

- District Budgetary Overview As School Officials every Superintendent or School Board member in a new position has to be knowledgeable of their responsibilities that they are acquiring. The administration of the budgeting process, and checks and balances are imperative to understand in order to be able to apply them in the everyday. Managing the budget and coordinating it in a way that all the needs from a school district and the students are met are sometime a challenge, not all the time it is easy to accomplish, but working in collaboration could be manage and accomplish a better distribution (Bireda & Center for American, 2011)....   [tags: Responsibilities, School Board, Budget]

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School Funding in the Modern Era

- School funding is a recurring issue in the modern era. Debates ranging from give schools more money, to get rid of the system in place and reform a new idea have been plaguing the world over the years. “The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, signed in 2009, provided more than $100 billion in education aid to offset budget cuts..” (School Finance). Later, “Congress provided an additional $10 billion in 2010 to avert mass teacher layoffs (Education Week, "Total Recovery Act")” (School Funding)....   [tags: School Districs, Funding, Educational Systems]

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The Monster: School Testing

- ... If the student does poorly then the teacher or the parents of the student may need to help the student focus more. Aside from seeing how well a student may have understood a subject it allows the educator to see if the student is ready to move onto another topic. Maybe the students are in elementary and they are learning how to do addition and the teacher tests them to see how well they understood it, if they are ready the teacher may move onto subtraction. This is in essence how standardized testing works but on a much larger scale and only looks into how well students understand....   [tags: fundings, school district, NCLB]

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High School Mandating Community Service For Graduation

- In an article written by Linda Saslow titled High School Mandating Community Service for Graduation, she mentions the many pros to mandatory community service. Saslow mentions school districts like Roslyn and Hewlett-Woodmere (1994, para 3) that have started requiring high school students to complete a certain number of community service hours in order to graduate high school. Their goal is to give “kids the opportunity for new experiences” (Saslow, 1994, para 4). Through research conducted by the school districts, they have come to the conclusion that students who would’ve been “too shy to volunteer have admitted that they were glad they had been forced”....   [tags: High school, College, School district]

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The Vision Of Your School System

- Assessment 2: Part A: A. THE VISION OF YOUR SCHOOL OR DISTRICT IS ANALYZED COMPLETELY AND ACCURATELY. BCPS Vision Statement: “Baltimore County Public Schools will be among the highest performing school systems in the nation as a result of creating, sustaining, and investing in a culture of deliberate excellence for every student, every school, and every community.” 1. In addition to the above, the BCPS website states, “To develop its five-year strategic plan, Baltimore County Public Schools held a series of staff and community meetings to gain input into the plan 's development, appointed a staff person to oversee the plan 's development and production, and created a mechanism for the commu...   [tags: High school, Secondary school, Public school]

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The Elementary School Start Times

- 1. I used the phrase “elementary school start times” in the University of North Florida’s OneSearch database to find this particular research study. I chose this study to analyze for multiple reasons. First, the study was able to collect information from nearly every elementary school in the state of Kentucky. A higher sample size can provide a greater amount of validity. Second, this research study directly focused on my topic of interest. I am intrigued by the differentiation in American education, especially different yearly school calendars, different daily school schedules, and, as studied here, different school start times....   [tags: High school, School types, Primary school]

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Public Schools And School Uniforms

- Informs in Public Schools School uniforms has come up many times in debates in schools around the United States. Many say that uniforms will solve problems in the schools while others say that uniforms violate freedom of speech. The National Association of Elementary School Principals did a study of all the schools across the country and “revealed that one out of five (21 percent) public, private and parochial school principals had either instigated a uniform policy, were currently writing one, or had it on their agenda for consideration....   [tags: High school, Dress code, Education, School uniform]

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Ipads And High School Schools

- Have you noticed the widespread increase of students coming home with iPads. Kindergarteners all the way through twelfth grade are getting iPads and this is costing the schools a lot. Schools and teachers at first had no idea if this would help the students in all grades or if the teachers integrate them in their lesson plans. The widespread increase of iPads in the school will not only affect the school and the budget but it may affect the students learning performance as well. Even though many school districts provide iPads and computers for students, however, teacher do not always use available technology, and the cost for the districts and access to the Internet for all students is a con...   [tags: High school, Teacher, Education]

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School Funds On The Chopping Block

- School Funds on the Chopping Block High school is a very difficult time in anyone’s life. There’s the stress of fitting in, getting good grades, making their parents proud. Teenagers tend to have a rough time during those long, dreaded four years. They are trying to figure out who they are, and more importantly, who they want to be. They, however, cannot do this without a high quality education. Due to many budget cuts in the recent years, many schools have lost funding, and are forced to give up what they shouldn’t have to....   [tags: High school, Education, College, Grammar school]

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School Uniforms Should Not Be Banned

- School Uniforms. Today, many parents and teachers struggle with the idea of school uniforms. Many feel perplexed with the idea if it is the right decision for their child and school. Positive and negative effects for the student can be seen in public and private schools on this topic. This will be proven by analyzing the proponents and opponents views on school uniforms. While some schools feel that uniforms repress freedom of expression, studies have proven academic achievement through student success in schools that embrace a dress code. Looking first at the cost of school uniforms to understand the debate....   [tags: High school, Dress code, Education, School uniform]

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The Detroit Public School System

- Detroit is a story of a once flourishing city that has been on a long downslide for decades. There are miles of unoccupied homes and buildings, and crimes and unemployment are at an all-time high. Many aspects of the city are breaking down, including the school system. The Detroit Public School System has lost over eighty thousand students due to high enrollment in charter schools, the large economic decline, and the departure of residents. For many years no one has taken responsibility for the public school system....   [tags: High school, Education, School, U.S. state]

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The Issue Of School Uniforms

- Why has uniformity in dress became a positive instead of a negative in society. Argument after argument, the issue of school uniforms is a debate people will always have a difference of opinion on. Many people disagree that school uniforms should exist and many others agree. School uniforms have several beneficial factors. For example, wearing uniforms in schools can promote a sense of equality and promote safety belonging among students. School uniforms not only time savers for school staff, but students and parents as well....   [tags: Education, Dress code, High school, School uniform]

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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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Graduation Speech : High School Experience

- High School Experience I had more than one high school experience. I went to three different high schools. However, I was born in Puerto Rico were high school stars on tenth grade not in ninth grade, ninth grade is the last year of middle school. So technically I went to four different high schools. My ninth grade school was called Josefina Ferrero. It was a small, public school located in a suburban, middle class neighborhood. The neighborhood was quite, I remember that in one of backyard of the houses that were in front of the school there was a little store with chairs and tables and we all used to go and buy candy, ice, cheese dogs and thing like that and there was also a pharm...   [tags: High school, School, Middle school, Social class]

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I Volunteered At An Elementary School Program

- On October 25th, I volunteered at an elementary school after school program in a lower income area at Grace Chapel church in Forsyth County. The program was available for students from the ages of four to twelve and offered free tutoring to kids struggling in different subjects. It also acted as daycare for children who had working parents. All the kids brought homework to work on and we provided them with lunch. We also were able to hang out and play with the kids, doing arts & crafts and playing dodge ball outside....   [tags: High school, Education, Poverty, School]

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Kids Eating While At School

- What are our kids eating while at school. This topic is important to me due to my kids starting kindergarten this year. After my daughter came home from school and informed me that her lunch served to her in the cafeteria made her “tummy” hurt, I decided to ask around about the food they serve. After talking to a few moms, who by the way are on the school board insisted that I pack her lunch every day because the food is absolutely disgusting and far from healthy. One mom told me she refuses to allow her children to eat anything that school serves....   [tags: Nutrition, School, Meal, Cafeteria]

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Religion Issues in Public School

- ... Also, was a court case, Abington Township v. Schempp, the Supreme Court said that it's entirely permissible for public schools to offer classes in "the study of the Bible," if they are "presented objectively as part of a secular program of education," adding, "it certainly may be said that the Bible is worthy of study for its literary and historic qualities."(Lesson 2, 2014) The Student’s Religious Expression The students can express their faith while they in school and schools should respect the right of students to participate in activities and religious discussions....   [tags: parents, school officials, communities]

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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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The School Board Meeting On March 21

- I went to the school board meeting on March 21, 2016 in Kanawha. The following people were at the council: Wayne Kronneman, Leah Deutsch, Ryan Hiscocks, Ryan Johnson, Jay Burgardt, Mona Buns, Gary Chizek, Todd Hammer, and Jon Harle. The others were mainly community member which included teachers, principals, parents and supporters. Some of the West Hancock staff included Mr. Peterson, Mrs. DeHart, Mrs. Bruns, Mr. Francis, Mrs. Gast and others. The other people who were there were parents and other community members....   [tags: High school, Teacher, Education, School]

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Should School Uniforms Be Mandatory School Uniform?

- While nearly every public and private school in the United States has either an informal or formal dress code stipulating what students can and cannot wear to school, a required school uniform is not as common. Customarily only seen in private and parochial schools, a growing numbers of US public schools are now adopting strict school uniform policies. One in five US public schools required students to wear uniforms during the 2013-2014 school year, up from one in eight in 2003-2004 ("School Uniforms," n.d, p....   [tags: Education, High school, Dress code, Clothing]

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School Uniforms Is Not The Best Choice

- The cost of living is going up every day. We pay more for food, gas, and even clothing these days, and it gets harder to make money stretch. Now we have public schools that want to have uniforms for every student. "Fifty-eight percent of public secondary schools (grades 7-12) in the United States enforce a "strict" dress code. Seventy-one percent of private schools do the same" (Menza 2). There are people who think it will make things better and prepare students for the future. What about the students ' current situations....   [tags: High school, Dress code, Education]

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The Shelby County School System Management Team

- The Shelby County School system management team is composed of two different divisions: Shelby County Board of Education members and Shelby County Cabinet members. The Board of Education includes nine elected board members, representative of the nine districts within the school system. These board members govern the business operations of schools, district wise. They also hold board meetings, of which SCS supporters, parents, and community members are able to attend and speak on the behalf of their students, their experiences with the school system, and other pressing topics....   [tags: Education, High school, School]

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The Health Of School Lunches

- The health of school lunches has been a very controversial topic among students, parents, schools, and the government. Parents want their children to be healthy, but at a low cost. It seems that the “healthier” the school lunches are, the more they cost and the less kids want to eat them. Also, the proportions of food may not be enough to fill the students’ stomachs. Many children also have food allergies and other medical conditions that may need to be accommodated. Many parents feel that the lunches being served to their children are unhealthy and overpriced....   [tags: High school, Nutrition, Obesity, Restaurant]

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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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Do Rich and Poor Districts Spend Alike?

- Do Rich and Poor Districts Spend Alike. (NCES 97-916) Ordering Information The right to a free and public education has long been considered to be at the heart of the American ideal of equal opportunity for all. The importance placed on public elementary and secondary education services is reflected in an annual expenditure of approximately $250 billion. Given the magnitude of this investment, it is not surprising that there is also a great deal of interest in how these dollars are allocated to students....   [tags: essays research papers]

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School Is A Safe, Nurturing Place For Children

- School is supposed to be a safe, nurturing place for children to learn. It is a place for children to learn vocabulary words and sharing skills; science and socialization; mathematics and the principles of friendship. It is in schools that children not only learn the quantitative skills they need to secure a future job, but a place where children feel safe, engaged, and supported to grow into their own person. Unfortunately, different schools provide vastly different levels of care for their students, and the reasons behind the disparity are often complex and require a radically different structure than the current approach to education....   [tags: High school, Education, Social justice, School]

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Computer Usage Of Middle School Children

- Computer Usage in Middle Schools Middle school children typically ages 10-14 are quickly becoming acclimated to technological devices such as cell phones, video games, laptop computers and tablets. But are we truly helping our children by allowing the usage of these items in classroom settings. Is the use of computers in classrooms truly enhancing the students’ knowledge or is it simply a misappropriation of State funding. In this paper, I will attempt to prove that while technology usage in schools can be beneficial in some ways, it is more than anything an unnecessary and detrimental tool in the hands of middle school age children....   [tags: High school, Middle school, Personal computer]

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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,]

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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]

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High School Drop Out Rates

- High school drop out rates is a large concern for most schools, districts, and states. Despite a long upward trend in high school completion rates in the United States, approximately 5% of all high school students dropped out of school in any given year (Rumberger, 2001). Over the course of a career, dropping out of high school results in a loss of $260,000 in earnings for an individual. High school graduates also have an increased life expectancy, and are less likely to need public assistance (ACTE, 2007)....   [tags: High school, Higher education, Vocational school]

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School Uniforms Should Be Mandatory

- In the past, people debated about school uniforms whether uniforms should be required for student to wear or not. Uniforms are basically an outfit that student wear. School uniforms may sound outdated, but will help children in the long run. According to New York Times, former President Bill Clinton’s 1996 state of Union address called for all 16,000 school districts to adopt a uniform policy” (Kershaw). The public school district in Long Beach, California was the first to adopt the uniform policy....   [tags: High school, Education, Dress code, Uniforms]

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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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Public School 's Athletic Programs

- There is a new debate concerning homeschool students and their eligibility to participate in public school’s athletic programs. While some school districts have allowed these students to participate, many other district administrators have created rules and regulation prohibiting these students from participation in any athletic program. A parent’s right to choose what is best for their students intellectual development should not limit the sociological advantages developed through sports participation....   [tags: High school, Education, Homeschooling]

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Graduation Speech : High School

- All throughout high school I played on the softball team. Proceeding the season before where we went undefeated with a district championship, my senior year we were supposed to be unstoppable. We received a few new players to add on to our army and the entire school was counting on our run to state. I was so excited to have an amazing end to my high school softball career, but unfortunately my dream was cut short when we lost in the first round of districts. I did not know that loss would change me the way it did....   [tags: High school, 2006 albums, English-language films]

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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]

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A Healthier School Lunch Program Is A Lost Cause?

- Do you think a healthier school lunch program is a lost cause. For the past few years in the United States school lunches did not have healthy programs that could help kids with their nutritional balance, now in days the government is creating a new healthy program that can help schools have a better nutrition, although some schools are rejecting the new healthy program. School lunch’s in the United States need to be healthier, they are critical for the wellbeing of the majority of people from 6 to 18, and also set the pattern for a healthy lifestyle throughout adulthood....   [tags: Nutrition, High school, School, Food]

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High School Students Vs. Small Sized Class

- Nowadays, variables in a classroom become one of the most important parts of education, especially to high school students. Since they spend most of their day sitting in classrooms to learn skills and knowledge for their future, it is important to choose better conditions for students. Among the several variables in a classroom, the number of students in a class is important for education, especially small-sized classes. So, high school students will learn more and better in small-sized classes....   [tags: Education, High school, Teacher, School]

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High School Principals

- The definition of a high school is a school that, provides children with part or all of their secondary education. It may come after elementary school or middle school and may be followed by higher education like college or vocational training,or military service. The term "high school" originated in Scotland, with the world's oldest being Edinburgh's Royal High School from 1505. The Royal High School was used as an example for the first public high school in the United States, The English High School was founded in Boston, Massachusetts in 1821....   [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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High School At A University Or A Small College

- When students move on from high school to a university or a small college, are they actually prepared. In the U.S., high schools don’t simulate a full on college or adult life. Instead, most teachers rely heavily on a general learning method created by the state and school districts. Even though many nations outside of the U.S. do things differently, things still stay the same. High school students are taught that teachers are just here to teach, only good grades matter, stress is just something of your imagination so participate in more activities, and that school is very important so cut some weight to make our athletic program the best....   [tags: High school, College, Education, Teacher]

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Legal and Ethical Issues in School Counseling

- The topic of this paper focuses on the battles school counselors face as the law and ethical standards collide. School counselors face a number of legal and ethical issues and recognizing a clear decision isn’t always easy. School counselors have to work with a large number of students, parents, and administrators while conforming to ethical codes, state laws, and school board guidelines. This topic is of great relevance to me as I will be going into the school counseling profession. It is also a meaningful topic to me because life-changing decisions are made every day in reference to legal and ethical issues....   [tags: School Counselor, Lae, Ethical Standards]

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Graduation Speech : A University High School

- Dear University High School English Department, University High School, a school acclaimed for their academics and studies, is a great school where students can freely pursue their interests and prepare for college at the same time. Most, if not all the staff, genuinely want to give the students the best education. The English department especially is great at teaching students how to succeed in the future rather than just how to get into college or get the desired grade. As a recent graduate of University High School, I greatly appreciate the English teachers and the materials they taught me....   [tags: High school, College, Educational stages]

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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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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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Should Year Round School Be A Positive Impact On The Lives Of Students?

- ​Does year-round school truly have a positive impact in the lives of students. Various studies have suggested that year round school is helpful. There are some disadvantages to this type of schooling that are preventing all schools from switching to this type of scheduling. In earlier times schools were only teaching throughout half of the year so that the school would be out of session when it was time to work in the fields. This type of scheduling is still common today, even though only a small portion of agriculture is tied into education and kids are no longer required to work....   [tags: Year-round school, School, High school, Education]

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Do Greater School Autonomy and Accountability Make a Difference?

- Introduction A large body of literature in economics, education, and sociology shows that students attending private schools outperform students attending traditional public schools in a wide range of outcomes. Since a common feature of private schools is their autonomy from school district offices, these findings strengthen initiatives to improve outcomes of public school students through the establishment of charter public schools in the United States, free schools in the United Kingdom, independent public schools in Australia, and community-managed schools in many developing countries....   [tags: private, public, school, outcome]

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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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Training And Development Components : The Culture Of Kelsey Middle School

- Training and Development Components The culture of Kelsey Middle School, and School District, is experiencing a communication crisis as the leadership of their district has changed. The major communication obstacle that Kelsey Middle School will face is that communication within the school district travels through a hierarchy, and with the change in leadership so might the constructs of the flow of communication. This obstacle can be overcome by establishing leaders to disseminate information to and from administration, namely this would be the job of the building principal....   [tags: High school, Leadership, Superintendent]

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An Analysis of Coach Carter and High School Sports

- As a student enters the gym doors of Smith-Cotton, one can see various trophies from our athletic teams, along with our JROTC National Championship banners that hang up from the walls. One can see by the quality of our gym that our sports are a main part of our school, but as one wanders on into the hallways of our school, he can see how dull they are. By the plainness of the walls, there seems to be no life; however, in the JROTC hallway you see the trophy cabinet full of multiple national trophies, and as you venture on you get to see images of what these teams do, along with the bulletin board that shows newspaper articles of the success of the program....   [tags: academic performance, school policies]

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Public School Schools Should Not Be A Rigorous Education

- Are children really being sent to school to get a rigorous education. This is a tough question. Children in America are being sent through a public education system that reeks of political and corporate manipulation. This design attempts to force every child into the same mold, which does not let the individual child express themselves, be recognized for their personal strengths, or get support for that with which they struggle. There are many things that continue to contribute to the degradation of education in America, and some of these are private investments in charter schools, No Child Left Behind (NCLB), and an overemphasis on standardized testing....   [tags: High school, Standardized test, Education]

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Discovering the Relationship between the Law and My School

- ... Belknap, Suite 9000, Fort Worth, Texas (Second Court of Appeal, 2013). Federal and State Laws Conflict When the federal and state laws encounter a conflict, the federal law supersedes the state laws to organize the covered subject, because the Constitution is always supreme over any state laws. The fundamental principle of federalism is the balance of power. One purpose of the Constitution was to give enough power to the states. The national government has much power but not as much as has the state government on state residents (Marchant, 2003)....   [tags: layer, location, school, evalucation]

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School Uniforms Should Stop Bullying With Anti Bullying

- Also, uniforms prevent bullying with anti-bullying campaign to give student prevention skill training, classroom anti-bullying activities. Reward students that stop bullying as they see it happens. Promoting anti-bullying behavior by hanging poster around the school campus. “School uniforms are tangible; they are seen as a concrete and visible means of restoring order to the classroom” (Huss, 2007). Bullied victims are afraid to attend school. Afraid of being threatened, attacked, and even murder over materialistic items they may have or may not have....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Gang, High school]

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School Vouchers are the Solution

- We, as human beings, irrespective of our backgrounds, traditions and cultures, believe in certain fundamental ideals. We want all our children to have access to a good, overall education regardless of family income; we want to make sure that they are prepared for times to come; we want them to be responsible adults; and expect that these qualities are fostered in them through learning in their familial environments, friend circles and most importantly through the institution called school. The growing idea has been that these ideals may only be achieved through a universal centrally planned system of tax-funded schools, commonly known as “public schools”....   [tags: School Choice]

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The Impact of School Culture on Student Achievement in Rural Education

- School climate, also known as organizational health, has been described as the atmosphere, culture, resources, and social networks of a school (Collie, Shapka, & Perry, 2011). School climate involves three dimensions: the relationships between members of the organization, the personal development of the members, and the maintenance and change of the organization (Collie, Shapka, & Perry, 2011). As we consider the relationships between the members of the organization we must consider all of the relationships that make up the school environment....   [tags: peer-to-peer relationships, school climate]

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Controversial Issues Should Be Addressed Public School

- Based on my experience, there are few topics that can initiate a heated debate like whether or not controversial issues should be addressed in public school. This sentiment is shared by Sleeter and Stillman (2013), “For over a century, curriculum in the United States has periodically surfaced as a lightning rod for debate about what schools should do, and more broadly, about basic values and beliefs about how young people should view society, and what adults expect of them as they enter the adult world.” (p....   [tags: Education, Critical thinking, High school]

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America 's School System Vs. The Budget Cuts

- Governor Walker and his supporters claim that, rather than hurting Wisconsin’s school system, the budget cuts actually help by making schools be more careful and efficient with their use of money, and they say that spending more money on education will not actually improve it. For example, when budget cuts in Colorado forced some schools to rethink their spending, they switched to several more efficient teaching practices, the most original of which being a four day school week (Schouten 1). The four day school week allowed some districts to save up to $65,000 a year in transportation costs, such as the Maccray School District in Minnesota (Coleman, Walker & Lawrence 5)....   [tags: Education, High school, College, University]

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School Choice is the Future of Education

-     Current efforts to change schools fall into two general categories. The first embodies decentralization of administrative power to school sites, much akin to a popular movement to move many governmental social functions such as welfare to state and regional levels. The second is to create competition among school districts for students, a key tenet of the industrialized world that purports to deliver a greater range of products and services at a price the market will bear. When parents have the option of sending their children to more than one school, the term "school choice" is often applied....   [tags: School Vouchers Essays]

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School to Work after the School to Work Opportunities Act

- School to Work after the School to Work Opportunities Act In July 1994, Congress passed the School to Work Opportunities Act (STWOA), allocating funds to establish statewide partnerships designed to prepare students with knowledge and skills required for employment in the workplace. Recent reports show that STW has varied considerably across these partnerships, resulting in differing views on the viability of its programs. Now that federal funding from STWOA has ended, what is the aftermath. What are the chances for sustaining STW now that funding has ceased....   [tags: School Work Opportunities Act Essays]

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School Uniforms Should Not Enforce The Uniform Policy

- In 2014, 100% of students attending Public Schools in Philadelphia were required to wear school uniforms (2014, p. 8). It appears as if students in inner-city public schools are forced to wear uniforms to enforce the ideology of conformity. In fact, as of 2008, 22 states authorized schools to enforce the uniform policy (2014, p.1). Delano High School does not enforce a uniform policy, however it does have a dress code. Although some teachers and professors believe otherwise, school uniforms do not create a more equal standard for all students....   [tags: Education, Dress code, Clothing, High school]

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I Teach An Urban School At The State Of Connecticut

- I teach in an urban school in the state of Connecticut. My school is one of the biggest elementary schools in the district, with about 1126 students in grades pre-k through eighth grade. I teach the Dual Language program fir first grade, the Spanish Dual Language side has 21 students; all of them are Hispanic, with 19 of them being English Language Learners. The English Dual Language side has 24 students, 9 of which are English Language Learners. I see both classes daily, the Dual Language English class for about 35 to 40 minutes and the Spanish class for about 60 to 65 minutes....   [tags: Education, High school, English language, Teacher]

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President Harry Truman 's School Lunch Program

- President Harry Truman initiated The School Lunch Program (NSLP) in 1946, it was established under the National School Lunch Act. The program provides nutritionally balanced, low‐cost lunches to more than 32 million boys and girls each school day.The NSLP ensures the nutrition,portion, and safety of our children food, over the years do to the rise of childhood obesity the The USDA School Lunch Program is constantly evolving to meet the needs of our youth. Many concerned citizens, such as Eric schlosser author of Fast Food Nation believes that the USDA is not providing our children with the right nourishment....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, National School Lunch Act]

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The Chicano Movement, The Los Angeles School Walkouts Of 1968

- This brings us to an important and, one would say pivot, event in the Chicano movement, the Los Angeles school walkouts of 1968. For historian Michael Soldatenko, “Students and the East Los Angeles community transformed the immediate struggle for educational rights into practices that disrupted the institutional imaginary and postulated a second order based on self-determination and participatory democracy.” Although “Mexican Schools” were unconstitutional under the Mendez v. Westminster case, the superintendent and Board of Education were determined in defending the districts ' policies....   [tags: United States, High school, Chicano, Los Angeles]

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