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High School Essays

Since the time of Brown v. the Board of Education, schools have been working to balance both equity and equality; in more recent years, this has caused a shift towards an education that is more focused on the multicultural approach (Chapman, p.297). Multicultural education has become both possible and necessary...

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Alabama is one of the regions that is highly affected by drug and substance abuse among the adolescents. There are numerous factors that have led to the high levels of substance abuse. Some of these factors include social, cultural and economic factors. In order to control and regulate prevalence of...

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A graduation is a special time in a person’s life. It is evidence of a job well done, and it is a time to celebrate one’s accomplishments. Because graduation only happens once, and because it is a time to reflect back on work well done and the possibilities that lay...

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I. Objective The objective of this study is to examine the reason that Indian students come to New Zealand to study in private tertiary institutes. There previously has not been any research conducted which lends to the understanding of why Indian students choose to come to private tertiary institutes in...

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What makes an effective student? A teacher would answer this in one way and a student would probably reply in another. Any answer depends on what is meant by “effective,” after all. For example, high grades alone may be the defining element, or it may be the student's sense that...

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Jennifer Medina in her article Next Question: Can Students Be Paid to Excel? introduces readers to a pilot program being run by the New York City public school system, the largest public school system in the nation. The pilot program hands out cash prizes to students, teachers, and other stakeholders...

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When viewers watch reality TV, sometimes they can think that what they are watching is real. They see things that don’t appear to be scripted, like a sitcom or a drama, and the people on the show look like real people, not actors. But does reality TV reflect real life,...

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A review of the article “Extracurricular Activities and Adolescent Development” by Eccles, Barber, Stone & Hunt offered significant insight into the protective aspects of involvement in extracurricular activities. Overall, involvement by adolescents in extracurricular activities appears to decrease the likelihood of risk-taking behavior. The authors examined different forms of extracurricular...

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While students in school do have rights, just like everyone else, there is also responsibility involved. As Katrina Leavens wrote that students’ rights are violated because wearing an armband is a silent protest and not distracting. However, if it is not meant to garner attention, then why wear it after...

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Parents often dread the awkward ‘birds and the bees’ discussion because it is uncomfortable to talk to their children about sex. Sex education curriculum presents a challenge for many middle schools across the United States with the struggle to determine whether abstinence should be taught, comprehensive sex education or nothing...

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Arguably, education is cumulative. This means that the knowledge we acquire through the education system has a structure which resembles building blocks, as we construct our knowledge in a forward moving manner, based upon that which we have already learned. Hence, in grade school we learn basics, such as mathematics....

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Education is highly valued in American society. As the competition for employment and higher earnings increase, there is an urgent need for many students to finish high school and attend college to compete in the workforce. Thus, there is a prevalent link between attaining a high school diploma and future...

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Standardized testing can be extremely useful in the field of education (Wiliam 120), but implementing a requirement to pass such an exam prior to high school graduation is a poor idea that is unlikely to improve overall academic achievement. Standardized tests are helpful when attempting to obtain measurements of specific...

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Dreams that suffice make people become what they always wanted since their childhood. It is equally tantamount. Being a clinical psychologist has always been one of my greatest desires. However, it is not always a bed of roses achieving one’s life ambitions. In contemporary America, getting a college degree is...

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“Take that hat off!” is a common saying for school teachers. Many schools have rules that prohibit wearing hats in classrooms. But why is that? Why shouldn’t students be able to feel comfortable wearing what they want on their heads, as long as the hat doesn’t have anything offensive? Nowadays,...

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Most parents, educators, and even students dream of graduating from high school. The key emphasis is ‘most.’ This is shown through the significant increase of high school completion rates over the past years. Despite this increase, not all students succeed in graduating high school. These students often elect to drop...

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The problem of high school students dropping out is a subject of growing concern of modern educators both on domestic and international levels. The gravity of the issue is exacerbated by the long-term impact of high dropout rates, since the total standard of the national educational system gets lower. Despite...

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Harper high school is a public school located in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Students in Harper high school face various challenges. To start with, children in Harper high school grow up in a violent environment. Students explain their fears of living in a war zone and the carnage of gun violence....

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This school is managed on moral and ethical grounds steers the effective delivery of both knowledge and other services to the children. Based on the main aim of building complete children, the school has established various committees meant drive every objective of the school to success. The committees established and...

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The concept of God in public school classrooms has been an issue of debate for the past few decades. It has raised challenging and controversial legal issues that required involvement by the Supreme Court. The following question has been debated: Should the Pledge of Allegiance be allowed to be recited...

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Schools anDuring this first stage of development babies are learning to be calmed and comforted, gaining spatial understanding and motor control; in a classroom setting, children will learn to grasp at objects, identify with objects, and gain a basic understanding of how their limbs function. A classroom setting will foster...

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More than 60% of high school graduates are not adequately prepared for college. This is so because high schools do not prepare them for college (Rosenbaum et al, 1996) Most high schools are concerned on how a student performs. They do all their best to ensure that a student scores...

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An article published by www.usnews.com, titled We Can’t Arrest Our Way to Safer Schools, argues the use of police officers in schools and has deemed them unnecessary in the war on school violence; this article could not be more incorrect. The use of police officers in schools is meant to...

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Many at-risk students face obstacles that prevent them from succeeding in school, or make success much more challenging. It is vital that educators work with families, community resources, and school counselors to identify at-risk students and address their physical, emotional, and mental needs so students have opportunities to learn and...

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The consensus is that sex education is necessary for pre-teen and teenagers to receive information about their bodies, reduce the risk of pregnancy, and disease (Combellick & Brindis, 2011). Many states have mandates on the curriculum of sex education and what grades to present the information to the students (Jacobson,...

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