1. Pittsburgh Faison is an elementary school that is a part of the Pittsburgh Public school district. The school is located in the small town of Homewood (by Wilkinsburg) within Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The school Pittsburgh Faison has many characteristics that make it different from other schools. Within the school, there is a total of 511 students in the whole school (school is from Kindergarten to 5th grade). Out of those 511 students 252 students are male and 259 are female. Also, 95% of the students are African American, 4% are multi- racial, 1% is American Indian, and there are 2 students that are Caucasian and 1 student that is Hispanic. 68 % of the students receive free and reduced lunches and 32% of the students receive regular lunches. …show more content…
Within my classroom, all of the students are African American and all but 2 of the students receive free/reduced lunches. The students all speak English as a first language, but a few of the students speak slang within the classroom and in their writing. This is a trend that we are trying to break within the classroom, especially at this age. My classroom has almost an even amount of boys and girls, 10 boys and 11 girls. There are 3 students in the class that have an IEP due to a speech impediment and 1 of these students also was diagnosed as other health impaired. This is the student’s second year in kindergarten. Two of the students in my class are on the detainment list for next school year because their cognitive progression is not enough to move onto 1st grade. About have of the students in my class attended an early learning center before kindergarten but there was only 1 student that came into kindergarten knowing her numbers 1-10 and some of the letters of the alphabet. By December there were 15 students that knew all of the letters and letter sounds, but as of March there is still 1 student that does not know all of her letters and sounds. 17 of the students in the class can identify all of their 2D shapes (including star, heart, rhombus, hexagon, circle, square, triangle, and rectangle). All of the students can identify the numbers 1-20 and they all know their colors. The students are now working on segmenting words and learning sight words. This unit will begin the students’ study on 3D
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District Profile The Martin County School District (MCSD) consists of 20 schools servicing more than 19,000 students. The district received an “A” rating from the state of Florida for the 2016-2017 school year, reflecting an increase from a “B” rating in 2015-2016. The district continues to strive to meet the needs of its diverse learners from both an academic and social/emotional perspective, so that students can be successful as they enter life beyond MCSD. The charts below represent the racial make-up of the student and staff populations. Additionally, nearly 40% of the student population is economically disadvantaged.
Of that number combined 78% are African American, 12% Caucasian, 1.8% Hispanic; 1.2% Asian. In 2014 81% of students were African-American while Caucasians were 6%. So from 2014 to 2015 in one year it has grown 6% in Whites to attend this institution. What I can expect from looking at the other years growths in numbers and predict, is that it will continue to increase in diversity of other races as well. African-Americans wouldn’t be the only high race population that attends this
One of my favorite parts of Rutgers University is the ability to meet people that may live only 20 minutes away but have experiences that are a complete contrast to your own. During my first-year at Rutgers University I thought I knew what diversity was, I was raised in Jersey City, one of the most diverse cities in the nation, so when I came to Rutgers I did not expect to find more diversity. At Rutgers, I have had the opportunity to meet people that are not just diverse in culture but also in age and experience. Here I have met a non-traditional student who graduated almost a decade ago and came back to get a second degree after finding a new passion. I have had the opportunity to grow closer with intriguing people such as a triplet, a professional photographer, and a professor who is deaf but defied the odds
Do you know South High School is the most diverse school in the Denver area and also, do you know South represents more than 42 different cultures and countries. In addition to that, South honors the different cultures every year by hosting Culture Fest and welcomes parents and neighbors to the event. Currently, 72% of the students at South are students of color and most of the students come from the Aurora side to experience diversity and more opportunity. Frankly, South accepts students from all the districts of Denver Public School and other districts as well. South provides cheaper transportation pass to students who come from outside of Denver and gives free bus pass to students who live in Denver.
Nearly every American speaks a dialect of English that varies from the dialect that is considered “correct,” or Standard American English (SAE); however, although dialects are entirely acceptable variants of English, some dialectal speakers experience increased prejudice and hardships due to their speech patterns, such as negative stigmas and intelligibility issues. A common hardship experienced by children who speak African American Vernacular English (AAVE), which is spoken by many African Americans, is increased difficulty mastering many literacy skills in schools. To explain, because AAVE differs in the syntax, phonology, semantics, and pragmatics from SAE, many children having difficulty mediating between the language system they are learning
The Effect of Racial Diversity in College Friend Groups on Academic Achievement Much attention is paid to the effects of individuals’ race on their academic achievement. Focus on the effects of race tends to be centered on a purely individual level – from whether perceptions of one’s own race affects experience to whether stereotypes of one’s own race leads to negative individual life events. The diversity of these social networks is undoubtedly significant in personal academic achievement, but what about personal ties that are made of free choice outside of family and classmates? Does racial diversity in friend groups affect people of different races equally in terms of college academic achievement?
In the book, Other People’s Children, author Lisa Delpit does and excellent job compiling her experiences as a black educator through various essays and responses. It is though these essays and responses that Delpit tries to educate the American educator on the diversities we see in the classroom. She makes it known throughout the book that we need to make sure all students receive the same educational opportunities regardless of cultural background, race, or ethnicity. One thing that really stood out to me in this book was that she suggests that we appreciate linguistic diversity in the classroom. Stating that some student’s don’t have access to the “politically popular dialect form” also known as “Standard English”, and these particular
My parents are from the same race, African-American. My Dad grew up on the Eastside of Detroit and my Mom grew up on the Westside of Detroit. Everyone on my Dad’s side of the family is Black, however, on my Mom’s side, her mom is Black and her Dad is White. She’s the oldest of three and her younger siblings are White, giving me three White cousins.
Thirty-six of these students are white. Then twenty-one is African American. This leaves eight Asian students, five bi-racial students, four Middle-Eastern students, and six students are Hispanic. Out of the one-hundred and forty-five students, thirty-five of these students are above grade level. There are eighteen white students, seven African American students, five Asian students, three Hispanic students, one Middle-Eastern student, and one bi-racial
Steps toward diversifying STEM fields–such as Kimberly Bryant founding Black Girls Code–are especially beneficial to the cause, but we have to remember that expanding STEM will be a lengthy process; just as it takes numerous, continuous steps to run and finish a marathon, so will the journey for diversity in STEM be as extensive. A diversification in STEM needs to happen. The more variant the minds of tomorrow 's scientists are, the more potential there is for new innovations and inventions. But what is holding this undertaking back is the same thing that hinders equal rights: deep rooted stereotypes in our society.
The minute I stepped foot onto Swarthmore’s campus, I knew I was home. Something about observing my parent’s beaming faces, the giant lawn chairs, and the Hogwarts-esque train station resonated with me as I wandered across campus. In my research of Swarthmore College, one of its most compelling characteristics is the amount of diversity. Growing up in a predominately white suburb in Crofton, Maryland and attending elementary and middle schools with the same homogeneity, I longed to live in a place where I could meet people of different backgrounds, races, and sexualities.
A Bad Case of Stripes, by David Shannon, is a story about a young girl named Camilla Cream, who loves lima beans. She keeps this hidden from her classmates out of fear of what others might think of her. On the first day of school, Camilla wakes up and discovers she is completely covered in rainbow stripes. Throughout the story, Camilla’s skin begins to take on the appearance of everything people says she has. For example, someone says “checkerboards” and her skin develops a checkerboard patten.
I enjoyed your post, I feel that is the best way of approaching someone that you feel is suffering from a high stress level or anxiety disorder. I like that you would put in the time and effort of building a personal relationship with this classmate, and that you are willing share your personal experiences to help them feel accepted and normal. I really like your idea of joining clubs on campus, I had not even thought of offering that as a suggestion, and its a great idea. The clubs are so diverse, that every individual should be able to find one that best fits them. Its a great way to use the diversity of our campus to bring people together.
When I think of the word “diversity” I think of variety or an assortment of many different things. Diversity adds a lot of values to a college education for many reasons. For example, diversity is shown in school in many ways like the different kinds of classes you can take such as a language class, science, math or English, etc., teachers also have many different variety’s like the teacher you choose, the way that they teach, the subject, also the many different types of clubs show how the club itself and the schools diversity. All these things add value to a college education because it shows the many different options that a person has, it also shows how each one is different and that you can expand yourself and your education.