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  • Pros And Cons Of Living In Bridgeport

    Though they may have to sacrifice homeownership, they have chosen to live in an area with access to fairly good public schools. For example, Cornelis had the ability to attend one of the 4 out of 5 of the kindergarten through eighth grade schools that have at least an average to an above average score regarding ‘growth’ and ‘attainment’ (School Locator). This alone had a positive impact on his trajectory from childhood to adulthood because school was a place where Cornelius was able to stay involved in community activities and make connections with families in the neighborhood. Consequently, this led to Cornelius’ ability to acquire a job, during high school years, through the reference of a family friend. He became a cashier at the local grocery store, Cermack Fresh Market, and although graduation rate is only at 46.5 percent, the opportunity to work his way through his high school kept him in school up until his graduation day (Bridgeport, Statistical Atlas, 1). Although Cornelius did achieve a high school diploma, he did not chose to pursue his education further as only 14.9 percent of individuals do chose to go on an attain ‘some college’ (1). However, as Bridgeport is home to more employment opportunity than many other communities, Cornelius has recently celebrated his ninth anniversary as an employee…

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  • Components Of A School Budget

    SCHOOL BUDGET A school budget is the breakdown of a school’s financial plan. A school districts budget will have several different components. A school’s budget will reflect all expenditures, which is money spent on a particular thing. Big expenditures in a school budget would be salaries for personnel, students, and instruction. When discussing School budgets, one of the most frequently asked questions is where does the money come from? “According to the National Center for Education…

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  • Section 504 Program Analysis

    Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) is a “civil rights law that gives students with disabilities a legal right to a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)” (Navigate Life Texas, n.d.). Students are expected to receive equal access to any educational learning experience or activity similar to their non-disabled peers, especially for school districts receiving federal funding. In other words, Section 504 students are entitled to the same resources and treatment whether it…

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  • Mixed Scanning Decision-Making Framework

    was prompted by the challenge of finding a way to incorporate classroom observation opportunities among building staff in order to develop relationships and an environment that would support instructional growth thru observation, conversation, mentoring and reflection. The incremental decisions were the considerations that were considered regarding staff workload, personal reactions and school organizational procedures. In an effort to create a professional learning…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Standardized Test Scores

    determine whether or not a school should exist. The problems may not rest in the school, but rather in the students. Teachers might not have the resources to teach students, personal problems might stop students from succeeding, or the school, in general, the standardized test can be more biased . Additionally, students might not be fantastic test takers in general, and the test could be culturally biased. The test scores show school improvements, students can’t be forced to increase scores.…

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  • The Role Of School Boards And Superintendents In Public Schools

    “School boards and Superintendents each have distinct roles, but they must be innovative and use common sense in all areas; however they must remember that it is all for the students.” This quote confirms that in order for students to compete they must be supported by a school district that is led by a Superintendent and School board that has the vision and know how to give students what they need to succeed. This is shown in a High School that Works report entitled Improving Schools Requires…

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  • Should Tablets Be Allowed In Schools

    like tablets that can replace textbooks in the education field. Then, why tablets are not used in the educational field? Students who gain technological knowledge at an early age will be well prepared to pursue their future career. The school system should be required to use tablets in the educational field because the tablets contain different types of educational features, it protects the environment, and it has a preferable storage capacity and weight. Tablets are beneficial in many different…

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  • Should School Sports Get Paid?

    For some time, schools have been debating whether they should get rid of sports to help students improve their education. Many studies have found that schools that provide after school athletics are shown to have a lower academic rate. Therefore, school sports should be cut off because they are a distraction from school work, cost a great deal of money, and cause fatigue. Many student athletes know that their extra-curricular sports may take away from their education. According to the article…

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  • The Importance Of Homelessness In Public Schools

    Imagine a fourth-grade student that does not have a consistent home. The food the school provides at breakfast and lunch is the only ration of food they receive for the day. Snow days are agonizing not knowing if they will have food for that day and hoping to return to school only to eat. Students are beginning to notice that they wear the same two shirts and pants to school every day, and exclusion from groups of friends is evident. Teachers send the student habitually to the nurse to get…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Tenure In Schools

    If this is true, how come our schools continue to employ poor performing, unmotivated teachers? Why is it almost impossible to fire a teacher who has been accused multiple times of inappropriate or unprofessional behavior towards their students. Why have more than half of school administrators never reported these incidents, even though they are fully aware? One word: Tenure. Tenure is a policy that was first implemented in New Jersey in 1910. Tenure was created to protect teachers from unjust…

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