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African American Perceptions

Posted by Admin On April - 9 - 2010

AFRICAN AMERICANS VIEW ON EDUCATION

AAPapril11African American views on education vary by their economic position in the community.  Just like any race, there are differences in background and economic means. While there are some differences in attitudes based on race, more often, the difference occurs more frequently between the well to do and those without means. Read the rest of this entry »

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Schools That Work

Posted by Admin On April - 9 - 2010

 

STWapril12Schools now find themselves behind the eight ball as lower test scores reflect American schools losing the world wide educational race. There are, however, some bright stars among the newer programs instituted in the schools. These programs often function outside the box normally used in most schools. Read the rest of this entry »

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Effects Of Prenatal Care

Posted by Admin On April - 9 - 2010

                      THE  BRAIN

BRAINapril13Adequate prenatal care for expecting mothers is important for not just the mother and fetus but also society as a whole and the educational system. Lack of prenatal care often has a deleterious effect on the brain of the unborn infant. Most of the time lack of care occurs because of poverty, homelessness or alcohol and chemical abuse.  Women who fail to get adequate care also may not seek care for their own chronic health problems. Read the rest of this entry »

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What Shall I Do?

Posted by Admin On April - 9 - 2010

YOUR CHILD IS INVOLVED IN CHEATING,  WHAT TO DO?

WTDapril14Cheating in exams is a common phenomenon the world over, examination authorities do all they can to eradicate it by all means by devising ways of beating students in their own game.

From using old ways of breaking into a lecturers room, bribing the lecturer’s secretary to hacking the lecturer’s computer to gain access to the exams, students have devised more high-tech methods of cheating, employing the latest technologies available to them. Read the rest of this entry »

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A Race To the Top

Posted by Admin On February - 7 - 2010

RACE-TO-THE-TOPPer the description of the discretionary grant for Race To The Top the following is noted.  States are being asked to advance reforms in four areas.  They are per the grant proposal:

(1)  Adopting standards and assessments that prepare students to succeed in college and the workplace and to compete in the global economy; (2)  Building data systems that measure student growth and success, and inform teachers and principals about how they can improve instruction; (3)  Recruiting, developing, rewarding, and retaining effective teachers and principals, especially where they are needed most; and  (4)  Turning around our lowest-achieving schools. Read the rest of this entry »

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What Makes an Effective Teacher?

Posted by Admin On February - 7 - 2010

EFFECTIVE-TEACHERThe teacher is the most important person inside the classroom other then the students,themselves.   Therefore, how the teacher is prepared to do the job is very important.  In fact the  teacher is essential to their student’s education.   Those who choose this profession are in a special occupation that supports the future of the country.   Read the rest of this entry »

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A Different Race to the Top

Posted by Admin On February - 7 - 2010

RACERace continues to play a significant role in American life, in particular in the public school system.  Why is that?  In fact, because nothing has been settled regarding how race influences day to day relationships. 

Underneath each American psychic, questions may not have been answered, the biggest of which is one’s comfort towards other races. So, why should there not be concerns as well in the public school system, which is one of the biggest systems in our society?

Brown versus Board of Education desegregated the American schools system, but did not touch American attitudes and behaviors.  President Eisenhower had to dispatch military power to implement the law.  Children and youth attempted to learn sitting side by side in an environment that was unprepared for not only differences in race but social class as well.  How would these students communicate with each other?  There was no outside community socialization underpinning what was happening. Read the rest of this entry »

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Parallel Tracks

Posted by Admin On February - 7 - 2010

 

TRACKSThe linkages between neighborhoods, communities, jobs, class status including ethnicity, and, public education is profound, like fates intermingled.

That education determines one’s future and livelihood, though a simple statement is complex.  The complexities occur with the quality and quantity of the educational  experience.  In some cultures education is the highest priority within the life cycle. The powerful and the rich have classroom seats in their alma maters held for their children, and college attendance is generational.  Colleges would deny this, but research would probably bear such occurring.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Rearranging the Chairs on the Deck

Posted by Admin On February - 7 - 2010

 

CHAIRSIt is time to rearrange the chairs on the deck or at the very least recognize the sense of urgency for the need to do so.  Parents, students, and teachers are a part of the “NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND” but more time is being placed on the teaching component. 

This may be the right thing to do. In principle,  if the bandleader is out of sync, then the rest of the band does not have a chance.  However, parity may be apropos.  All three must have attention simultaneously. If nothing else, let these words open the conversation for equity, along with getting parents and students in a different mindset as to their real responsibility in the process. Read the rest of this entry »

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Charter Schools

Posted by Admin On February - 7 - 2010

charterBy definition charter schools can be elementary or secondary. They may be set up by parents, teachers, whomever feel that the public school is not working.  They use public monies and are a part of the public school system.  The main difference is that they are not strapped with many of the regulations of public schools, but, still, must produce the same accountability.

Many charter schools have smaller classes better teachers, run longer hours, may often have students dress in uniforms, and if over prescribed, becomes a part of a lottery drawing. There is diversity in learning protocol, focus, and more often then not they end up with the upper echelon of public school kids that need private school templates at the expense of the public taxpayer dollars.  Even without the cream of the crop, charter schools have done much better then many of the public counter parts.  Seemingly, smaller is better and helps students focus. Read the rest of this entry »

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Every Tub Sits On Its Own Bottom

Posted by Admin On February - 7 - 2010

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EVERY TUB SITS ON ITS OWN BOTTOM

 

 IT’S EASY TO BLAME THIS ONE AND THAT
LET SOMEONE ELSE BE THE DOORMAT

 FOR THINGS THAT DON’T GO RIGHT
EASY FOR YOU AND ME TO STAY OUT OF SIGHT

 SCHOOLS HAVE THEIR SHARE OF ISSUES
ACCOMPANIED BY MANY EXCUSES

 AS TO WHY STUDENTS DON’T ACHIEVE
AND LEAVE

 MANY SCHOOL DISTRICTS TWISTING IN THE WIND
UNDERPINNED

 BY HEAVY TAX BURDENS
SPENDING DECISIONS

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Destiny

Posted by Admin On February - 7 - 2010

destinyWhat does your child/teen need in order to succeed in a highly competitive world?  Many thoughts are out there.  Adam Koo one of our sponsors sees it this way.

The first thing that high achieving kids have in common is a very strong sense of belief in oneself or, put simply, ‘Self-Belief ‘. They believe that they can and deserve to achieve great results in life.

This self-belief is what drives them to set high standards for themselves. And when faced with setbacks or failures, their faith in their own abilities prevent them from giving up. Their self-belief pushes them to pick themselves up and to strive until they succeed. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Neighborhood

Posted by Admin On February - 7 - 2010

neighboursjanNeighbors Lane introduces the location of the readership and the importance of  location to the children who are the future.

 

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What Shall I Do – Parent Teacher Conference

Posted by Admin On February - 7 - 2010

whatshallSchool achievement and self esteem for your child correlates with how closely, YOU, the parent(s) participate in the education process.

Some schools value parent involvement by providing numerous opportunities for parents to interact with each other, with teachers, and with students.   Some schools seek the involvement by allowing parents to share responsibility for operating the schools along with the teachers, and community members.  This is called “school based management.”  Your involvement occurs with sitting on committees that govern your child’s school or by joining the parent teachers’ association. Read the rest of this entry »

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