School counselor’s work with students, parents and teachers in a variety of ways like assisting parents to make informed decisions about their childhood educations (“Going to a Public School”).In Maurice’s case, one of his issues was hearing from his mother and his cousins that he could neither read nor write, a thought he was made to believe (99). With a counselor’s help Maurice would cope with his problems by finding ways that can help him. In all, as stated in the preceding paragraphs, after school programs and Schools counseling would help Maurice enormously in school. With the proper approach, resources and the help from school. I believe Maurice and every child who struggles with school would begin to enjoy it once more.
It is hard to imagine a world without reading or writing. Many times we take for granted the important value it holds in each of our and our children 's lives. In the article, The Cradle of Culture and What Children Know About Writing and Numbers Before Being Taught, Liliana Tolchinsky Landsmann attempts to persuade readers that literacy begins way before formal classroom education. It is her belief that preliterate children show signs of literacy before parents and educator 's realize the distinct process of development. In the article, Learning Related Behaviors and Literacy Achievement in Elementary School-Aged Children by Deborah Stipek, Steven Newton and Amita Chudgar, three university professors test elementary school-aged children
Many northerners saw these codes as blatant attempts to restore slavery.” ( The Southern “Black Codes”). With laws, such as not being able to preach without permission from the prison, limited what “freedom” they had gained. The Black Codes made it extremely hard for freed slaves to make a life for themselves, they could not be homeless or jobless. Ultimately, the main goal was to incarcerate as many freed slaves as possible, in order to exploit them for free work and regain power over them, much like the current prison system. The black codes were only in effect from 1865 up until 1866.
According to Dr. Gary D. Goldenback, who is the supervisor of the E.S.L. program for Edda’s school, children are taken out of school in order to go with their parents to appointments or do errands. Reading this surprised me, but it was understandable since some immigrant parents rely on their children and even tasks that appear simple to English speaks can be intimidating to them. I
Common Core State Standards standards support revision of Head Start programs to produce the best possible preschool outcomes. There are studies and statistics but not absolute results to truly measure how effective these programs are when comparing children who receive early education and intervention to those who enter formal schooling in Kindergarten, (Reynolds 2010). Last year’s senior valedictorian at Central High School, was a Head Start student. We waited with baited breath for her to credit her success to Head Start teachers, but instead she praised her high school AP science teacher! Every child deserves to be treated like a future honors student.
“Kids should be going to pre-k because it helps kids prepare for the social, academic, and emotional demands of Kindergarten. pre-k helps them get ready to learn,”says Sarah Murphy, an Occupational Therapist who works in the Torrington schools. There is a clear academic advantage with kids who go to pre-k. Children who attend will have an advantage in their reading and math skills. Students are less likely to drop out of High School if they attend preschool
In my professional studies assignment, I examined research on the effectiveness on teaching assistants. As a parent the support my son has had from teaching assistants has been extremely positive. He was during primary school, three years behind his peers in Year 2, however by Year 6 he gained a Level 5 in both Maths and Science and Level 4 In English. I also observed during my teaching practices, teaching assistants deployed in several effective ways, such as helping in managing behaviour; making notes and observations about children to aid report writing. Supporting lower ability and EAL children during mental and oral starters; giving assistance in independent work and providing further explanation and visual aids to support understanding.
There is no rehab for them, they are just placed there and expected to serve their sentence, which are often very excessive. Despite the extremely large rise in the incarceration rate over the last forty years, it has not shown an effective way of achieving public safety. It only creates financial burden on the state and also results in creating more overcrowding the prison system (“Criminal Justice Facts.” The Sentencing Project). Below is a chart from “The Sentencing Project” to show the prison population since
One of my favorite was when the book talked about Pharaoh. Pharaoh is the youngest brother and is one of the kids that Lajoe is sure can make it out of the project homes. At the beginning of the book, it talks about how Pharaoh has a stutter which resulted from him getting scared several times by things happening outside. As a result, he had trouble talking to people and doing well at school since it was hard for him to communicate because his stutter slowed him down. Throughout the book, it talked about how Pharaoh wanted to do well in a spelling bee that was coming up and the first time he did the spelling be, he couldn’t say a word right because of his stutter.
Lastly I got to volunteer for OSU SMILE which is STEM based curriculum for majors in science, math, engineering, and innovation. I volunteered for a morning working with middle schoolers who were proclaimed less likely to go to college. The experience was inspiring seeing kids who could do math much better than I could develop ideas and problem solve to real world issues. Many of these kids come from minority groups that traditionally don 't go to college and working with them was invaluable. This project open my eyes to the unique struggles that each minority groups face.
Felon Rights: Many people take voting for granted; many will argue that voting is a privilege not a right, as this is true among many counties. Here in the United States everyone at the age of eighteen gains their right to vote. Right now roughly 4 Million Americans will not be allowed to Vote in the United States. These people are felons that have served their debt to society. If someone is a U.S. Citizen, working, paying taxes, and coexisting in a community they have the right to vote.
Freakonomics also discusses the study called the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study which was a study of how kids did in school from Kindergarden to 5th grade based on how well they did in school. It was conducted by the U.S Department of Education. The data implies it is the parent’s fault for not giving the child a good education that they deserve. If they have a lack of resources, they are unlikely to succeed in school (168-169). Whatever the parent has for the child will likely determine the success rate.
Although Head Start was not the only intervention program created to promote early childhood education. The Abecedarian Project was invented in 1972 with the same intention to provide educational child care for children from disadvantage background. Although the Abecedarian is similar to the Head Start Program for obvious reasons, the method used during this research is more intensive. Like Head Start, Abecedarian provided preschool on a full day, year round session, but the ages of the student’s ranges from infancy until 5 years old. The children are represented with systemic educational games that would emphasize on cognition skills and language development.
Dingess Elementary has been participating in Specific Personal Learning (SPL) since 2010 with the focus being the five components of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. We also target writing skills, and math skills. The kindergarten students study phonemic awareness activities from Phonemic Awareness in Young Children. Students in grades 1st and 2nd are given a spelling inventory from Words Your Way and students are placed in groups according to the skills they lack. 3rd and 4th grade students are placed in groups to deal with their weakness on STAR 360 and the WV Summative Test.
Some are more harsh than others, while some are very lenient. The states “Maine and Vermont allow voting to be upheld even in prisons”(FairVote). This is a drastic change when compared to states “Virginia and Kentucky [who] permanently eliminate one’s right to vote after becoming a felon”(FairVote). Only “thirty-eight states and Washington D.C. allow voting of felons after their incarceration”(Felon Voting Rights). Someone who has been convicted of a felony can have just as much passion or even care more about their civil rights than another citizen.