Posts Tagged as "school"

School Intervention Program Should Benefit All Students

August 31, 2015 / By
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Roughly 40 percent of students We’Ced surveyed said RtI was a helpful way to get work done, while 35 percent described it as a “waste of time.” A quarter of students surveyed said RtI was effective only for students already motivated to take advantage of it and when quality mentors or teachers are available.

Building Parental Leadership in LCFF Implementation

June 10, 2015 / By
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As Merced schools lie within one of the poorest counties in the state, many students fit within one or more of the groups eligible for additional funding under LCFF. According to Kidsdata.org, 79% of students in Merced County are eligible for free or reduced price lunch, available for children whose family’s income is 185% or less of the federal poverty line, or about $44,000 for a family of four in 2013-2014.

What Is a Dental Dam, and Why Can’t My Sex Ed Class Tell Me?

August 25, 2014 / By
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Unfortunately homosexual students, such as myself, won’t know what to do or how to be safe in future actions unless we find information independently. Although same-sex couples cannot impregnate their partners, they still run the risk of STDs. Any information I wanted to know I have found on my own, through the Internet.

When Substitute Teachers Go Wrong

December 10, 2013 / By
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Having substitute teachers can create confusion for students, and it happens frequently. According to a 2012 study conducted by the Center for American Progress, 36 percent of teachers nationally were absent more than 10 days during the 2009-10 school year. The findings are based on an analysis of 56,837 elementary, middle and high schools.

Is ‘Rape Culture’ The New Normal?

July 26, 2013 / By
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Rape culture exists in America, in California, and right here in Merced. What is frightening is that most people don't know what it is, and don't know they contribute to it. We need to face this because it directly affects people in our community, and the battle starts with raising awareness.