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Job Counseling Can Help You Get a Promotion

You may think that job counseling or career counseling is only for the unemployed, but in reality, job counseling can help you get a promotion in your current job. There are many ways that a career counselor can help you evolve into the single mom career woman you want to be.

No matter what sort of job you have there is likely some way you can advance. Visit a job counselor to find out what sort of education requirements there are for the position you’d like to have. Take classes if needed and prepare yourself to discuss a promotion with your employer. Advancing in your job doesn’t happen overnight, but by discussing the possibilities with a job counselor you will be aware of the opportunities available to you and can work towards a certain position.

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Should We Ban Churches From Sponsoring Charter Schools?

A Columbus church has appealed the Ohio Department of Education decision that churches can not sponsor charter schools in the state of Ohio. Some time ago, the Columbus Dispatch reported that the Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal by Brookwood Presbyterian Church.

Brookwood Presbyterian Church runs an educational program for 64 students with autism and other special needs, but as a church, it is disqualified from sponsoring charter schools, the Ohio Department of Education says.

But Brookwood, an East Side church that has housed the Brookwood Community Learning Center since its founding in 2002, says the state’s conclusion amounts to religious discrimination. The church is contesting the state’s decision in the Ohio Supreme Court.

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US High Schools Just Don’t Understand Politics

The results of the 2016 National Assessment of Educational Progress show that nearly 75% of all high school schools fail to understand how the US government works. Compared to the results of a similar study conducted five years ago, test scores fell by 3%. Students were asked questions related to the three branches of government as well as rights and responsibilities of US citizens. Statistically, Hispanic students showed the most progress. Between 2010 and 2016, Hispanic students increased their basic scores by 12%.

Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor believes that high school and elementary school instructors are failing to teach students the basic principles of government. This trend has been in effect for the past few decades, and it appears that the public school system is completely inept. Students that are able to get private tutoring or those who excel in other areas of study are more likely to understand how the US government works. Even so, 78% of eighth graders do not understand even the most basic fundamentals of civics.

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High Standards Call for Strong Home-School Partnerships

Children’s lives are shaped by the web of relationships in their environments. In our capacities as school leaders, teachers, and parents, we are entrusted with the formidable responsibility of guiding, nurturing, supporting, and teaching our young. As the significant people who help children to make sense of their world, one of our primary tasks is to build relationships which support the quality of learning that our children deserve and need if they are to develop into caring, responsible, educated persons.

Because we share the same basic goals, the mutual collaboration, support, and participation of families in their child’s education is an important way to promote high standards, improve student achievement, and model life-long learning.

At P.S. 158, strong home-school partnerships are at the heart of the school’s belief system and take varied forms. One way that we have worked to strengthen home-school collaborations around educational issues has been through parent development workshops.

The successful series of parent workshops, facilitated by teachers and the principal, have made public and accessible the work of the school. The workshops are informative, engage the parents in discussions around teaching and learning, and address a wide range of topics such as early literacy, the writing curriculum, standards and assessments, standardized testing, integrated curriculum, and transition issues. In our effort to reach out to as many parents as possible, morning and evening sessions are scheduled.

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Teacher brings true diversity to his classroom

Coach John Wooden reminds us, “The best teachers never retire they only find new students.” Many teachers find the rewards of teaching go beyond the classroom. This case study includes several of the 20 educators selected in 2001 to represent the All-USA Teacher Team, an elite group of educators with diverse teaching styles.

Each has brought a passion for teaching to their students in a unique way that engages and sustains active learning. These teachers demonstrate how they find the joy in teaching. This case study examines the positive aspects of teaching as a career goal to help students get through their challenging GED prep and created in cooperation with Covcell GED programs. 

The goal: Integrate special-needs students into mainstream schools

With his up-tempo attitude and unbridled creativity, Larry Statler comes across as a teacher who was just hired yesterday. Blame passion for this illusion. The 28 years since Statler first set foot in Santa Teresa Elementary School have raced by in a blur of innovation, awards and, best yet, lasting student friendships.

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General studies can pay off over highly specific curricula

Kristin McQuillan primarily chose the University of the Pacific for a pilot program in which she could earn both a pharmacy degree and a master’s of business administration in six years.

But in her first semester last year on the Stockton, Calif., campus, she found herself far more enthusiastic about her economics and public speaking courses than biology. “Biology at UOP is a very difficult program. In order to excel, you really have to care about it,” she says. Spending several years memorizing massive amounts of microbiology information held no appeal at all.

“They teach it for a reason, but I couldn’t get myself to focus on something I didn’t enjoy that much,” says McQuillan, 19, of Fresno. So she changed majors to math and economics, abandoning the program that prompted her to choose the school to begin with.

Colleges across the country offer a panoply of specialized undergraduate majors and programs, from biomedical engineering to criminology. But before students limit their college searches based on highly specialized majors and concentrated studies, they should keep in mind that chances are good they will change their minds and change their majors.

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