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    One of Megan McLaughlin 's main issue of concern is school start times. However, during this past year, she was successful in pushing back High School start times around an hour later. Ms. McLaughlin had been an advocate of later school start times for many years, seeing that she has 3 sons, who all attended Woodson. Later sleep times are important for many reasons. First, it has been proven that adolescent brains contain a hormone that makes it challenging for teens to fall asleep before 11 at night and be alert before 8 in the morning (Spinks). This observation shows that even though students may be sleeping 7 or 8 hours, by having school start at 7:20, student’s brains aren’t functioning as efficiently as they will be an hour later. Another…

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    Case Description The Merrifield Commercial Realization Area (CRA) projected started on April 2009, which it is known as The Mosaic District as well. Because this project, the first Community Development Authority (CDA) was created, and it made sure that the CRA’s principles provided a coordinated approach to address the needs and opportunities of a changing development environment, while ensuring that public dollars are contributed only when essential to realize revitalization. Also, the CDA…

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    that I have heard in the past for the word school; “Seven Crappy Hours of Our Lives.” It’s not a very appropriate saying, but I can comprehend the feelings of its creator. Imagine school felt long enough only to get another hour and a half added. I believe the way classes are distributed is reasonable, so how would adding another hour function? A longer school day would just mean complicated compromises and sacrifices would have to be made, students who dislike school would have another reason…

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    service dog, but they kept asking him to talk outside. Eric replied, “I am not going outside to talk about my service dog" and he asked if he was being detained for committing any crime. The officer said “no.” So Eric declined the police invitation to go outside the library. Eric was dragged out of the library in cuffs and the police slammed his head on to their car multiple times. The officer apologized but stated he would issue a citation anyway “just to teach you the lesson, Sir.” Eric took…

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    Hofsted, a high school math teacher at the Forest Grove High School. When I first walked into the school, the environment felt very different from what I was used to. I went to a private school all my life, the Forest Grove High School felt very big, the hall ways was triple the size of my high school’s hall way; When the kids got out of class, everyone was talking to each other and walking in different directions and the big hall way became very packed and busy. When I got Mrs. Hofsted’s…

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    everyday speech and this can be seen in both private, and public school despite the so called “higher learning”. Due to this we can slowly see the corruption in students living in North America whether in a public or private school. So what is so special about private school? What is it teaching students that is not taught in a basic public school? Private versus public school has been a common subject going on for years, and though…

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    Case Study Nancy Zito

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    remain a teacher. She possessed no interest in becoming even a principal of a K-12 school. That changed when she moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 2005. Following her husband’s desire to move back to his home state, Nancy left her decades-long teaching career in the New York City Public School System. As she adjusted to life to her new home and worked in a private school, she would often pass by the Gardere neighborhood. As she built relationships with parents living in Gardere, she found…

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    The essay was not due for over a month, so I had time come up with a topic. Initially, I thought it would be extremely difficult to choose something which I could devote multiple hours to, apparently I was wrong. I had five ideas, with smaller subtopics attached to each one. Being notoriously indecisive, the obvious decision was indecision. A few hours later and multiple Google pages, I was bored. I did not have the necessary “passion” required for the project. I had spent three of the six days…

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    Benedict School and wish to see the school reach its maximum potential. “If you want the best for your kids – this is it.” Members agreed that the school’s strengths include: • Strong student participation in the community “The kids are happy, educated, and well rounded. They participate in the faith community and in the larger community.” • A caring, community atmosphere “They go extra step to make sure kids are doing well academically, socially, and emotionally.” “They give the kids a…

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    What makes Kuwait so different is their sex segregation in public schools. Kuwait is also a very wealthy country, so obviously what they are doing now is working for them. However, the economic consequences of providing, essentially two schools for every one that they could have, does not make much sense. We can also look at it in regards to how many teachers the communities have to provide to make good schools, and in turn, well taught students. If Kuwait were to take away all of the sex…

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