Office Staff for withdrawing and enrolling an incredible amount of students and providing incredible customer service. On most days the office is packed around 8:00 in the morning but it calms down as parents and students are taken care of with positive attitudes and demeanors.
Defining Poverty in Our Communities and Schools
The. U.S. Census Bureau defines poverty in terms of income for families. For example, in 2008, a family of four was determined to be poor if its annual income fell below $21,200. Of course, data that shows financial parameters does not describe how families currently live or the circumstances that caused their poverty.
More to come from Cultural Proficiency in Education...
PDAS Sections 2 and 3
Red=No growth/decrease in academic standing in their year to date averages
Yellow=Marginal growth of five points in their year to date averages
Green=6 or more points gained in their year to date averages
Do not sent this to me in an email for now just look at the names and numbers and document. For further analysis consider how often your red students are absent or allowed to have multiple restroom breaks.
The overall caveat on our way through STAAR and the end of the school year is have we made students better academically and how do we show it quantitatively. More to come...
- Some teachers are teaching from bell to bell and appreciate the streaming of students as they are wrapping up their lessons.
- The number of students who run down the hallway without supervision since everyone else is still in class have the potential to get into things they would not if proper supervision was provided.
- Its not like class starts thirty seconds earlier all day and that the loss of time is made-up.
- See my earlier paragraph on poverty as we begin a lot of discussion now and next year and determine if every second counts in the class room.
I could go on but will stop here.