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melissa rios

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Transcript of Education

by Melissa Rios
How can I support?

It's estimated that nearly 160,000 students miss school every day
1 in 7 students in kindergarten to 12th grade are either a bully or a victim of bullying
71% of students have reported bullying a problem at their school
90% of 4th through 8th graders report being a victim of bullying
Suicide rates among 10 to 14-year-olds have grown over 50% in the last three decades.
I can support my group by

offering advice in which they can take in order to make change happen at their school and environment.
offering to help whenever I am available
asking them how I can help them
Changes I hope to see?

I hope to see

students participate in one on one tutoring sessions
a safer environment at school and an increase in student academics.
the amount of students in each class reduced in order for students to have more one on one teacher and student interaction.
More teens have died due to prescription drugs than heroin or cocaine combined.
Over 60% of teens have reported that drugs of some kind are sold or used at their school.
43% 12th graders have used marijuana.
By the 8th grade 15% of kids have used marijuana
54% of high school seniors don't think regular steroid use is harmful.
Over 5% of 12th graders have used cocaine and over 2% have used crack.
64% of teens say they have used prescription pain killers that hey got from a friend or family.

More than 7% of 9th to 12th graders have reported being threatened or injured with a weapon on school property at least once each year.
6% of students admitted to bringing a weapon to school for protection.
Violent school threats have increased by 158% from 2010 to 2011
In 2011, one million children were harassed, threatened, or subjected to other forms of cyberbullying on Facebook.
Are there existing organizations or clubs inside or outside the school campus that can support your topic?
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
National Assessment of Educational Progress
National Education Association
California Scholarship Federation
National Honor Society
Student Empowerment / Rise Above plans on:

strengthen students academic achievement
decrease the achievement gap
increasing the awareness of student to student tutoring
decrease bullying, violence and drug use amongst their peers
Long term effects of this project?
My experience
Head & Neck
Ear, Nose & Throat

Students from low-income families
Racial & ethic minorities
Boys & girls
Academic Achievement Gap
The Facts
Latinos, African Americans & lower status students
By the end of the:
fourth grade, two years behind
eighth grade, three years behind
twelfth grade, four years behind
Once high school is over, Hispanics and African American have reading and mathematics skills the same as a white student in eighth grade
Fewer than 10% of Hispanics & African American participated in rigorous courses throughout high school.
Graduation Rates
White: 86%
Hispanics: 73%
African American: 66%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 90%
A difference between test scores that affect different groups such as:
have fallen behind white students.
Academic Achievement Gap
Overall: 78%

In order to decrease the achievement gap, S.E.R.A would like implement student to student tutoring sessions. Therefore, it will also benefit students and keep them out of harms way like drugs, violence and bullying.
More Facts:
One in 50 Hispanics and African A. can understand specialized text compared to one in 12 whites.
The very beginning..
Statistics based on schools in Minneapolis, Minnesota
A study by the Annie E. Casey Foundation discovered that children who both live in poverty and read below grade level by the third grade are more likely to not graduate.
In 2005, the high school dropout rate of Hispanics was the highest, followed by A.A.
Facts continue:
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