September 2011 - A Blog for Principals and Teachers - School Matters | A Blog for Principals and Teachers – School Matters

 
 

Archive for September, 2011

 
 
Racism Revisited

Racism Revisited

Racism comes in all colors. Encarta’s dictionary defines racism as: “animosity toward other races prejudice or animosity against people who belong to other races and belief in racial superiority in that people of different races have different qualities and abilities and that some races are inherently superior or inferior.” While the government has instituted many laws which prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin as well as disabilities, the fact is that racism in schools is still an issue although quite different from the school racism prevalent before the civil rights movement of the 1960’s.

 
Race to the Top – An Education Reform Initiative

Race to the Top – An Education Reform Initiative

Race to the Top – An Education Reform Initiative Race to the Top, an education reform initiative founded in 2009 by President Barak Obama to prompt school improvement, is an option available to school administrators to not only improve the educational standards in their schools, but to help the school budget by financing them as […]

 

The Challenge of Cheating

Students cheating in school has come a long way from the occasional student in my day who, being a slow reader, would copy the book fly for his book report, write an informational piece straight out of the encyclopedia because he had never really learned how to synthesize information, or steal a quick glance at another student’s paper when he was really feeling frustrated on a test. School cheating has become so common that there are websites designed to promote it and the wonders of technology have made it easier than ever. For many students, cheating in school has become such an accepted practice that it is not viewed as doing something wrong.

 
STEM Education- Preparing Students for the Future

STEM Education- Preparing Students for the Future

STEM education: emphasizing and empowering our students in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math is an important component in preparing our students for the future. STEM schools or STEM classes will aid their transition into these fields of study in College or University. By providing our students with a solid foundation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics we are helping to ensure that they will be able to compete in our global economy.