Between the years of 2010-11 through 2021-22 the enrollment of public elementary and secondary students is expected to increase from 49.5 million to 53.1 million Of the 49.5 million, 34.6 million were enrolled in k-8 education and 14.9 million were enrolled in 9-12.
In that same academic year 52% were White 16% were Black 23% were Hispanic 5% were Asian/Pacific Islander 1% were Native American 2% were Bi or Multi-Racial
Students who were living with both parents White…75% Black…34% Hispanic…51% Asian…83% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander…61% Native American…47% Bi or Multi-Racial…8.2%
Students who were living with a single mother/no spouse in the home in 2007 White…33% Black…49.5% Hispanic…49.2% Asian…28% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander…31.6% Native American…53.3% Bi or Multi-racial…35.5%
Students living in poverty…Family of 4 with an income of $22,811 White…13% Black…39% Hispanic…34% Asian…13% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander…30% Native American…36% Bi or Multi-Racial…22%
Mother only no spouse…45% Father only no spouse…27% Married…11% SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, American Community Survey (ACS), 2011
In 2010-11 6.4 million youth between the ages of 3-21 received special education services. Of those students, 37% had specific learning disabilities. SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) database, retrieved from https://www.ideadata.org/DACAnalyticTool/Intro_2.asphttps://www.ideadata.org/DACAnalyticTool/Intro_2.asp
In a 2009 comprehensive national survey on children exposed to violence, it states that over 60% of children were exposed to violence within the past year, indirectly or directly Over 71% of 14-17 stated that they were assaulted during their lifetime 46.3% were assaulted at least once during that past year 10.2% were injured in an assault 24.6% were victims of a robbery
25.3% witnessed a violent act 9.8% saw a family member assaulted 1 in 5 girls between the ages of 14-17 were a victim of sexual assault While more than a third of children witnessed a parent being assaulted
What is their history Get a chance to know your student What is their family lineage Culture and traditions What values/morals do they come with What life experiences have they had…good/bad/ugly-let them tell you what they want you to know
How do they see themselves now Encourage them to tell you the good stuff What skills do they possess What interests or hobbies do they have Who loves them Who do they love and why
What are their dreams? What do they want to be when they grow up Where do they want to live? Who do they want to live with? What college would they like to go to? What do they want to study? Do they want to get married?-what do they look for in a mate? Do they want children and why? What type of house do they want?
Chopping away at the dream and setting goals What is a 30 day plan? Year? Graduation? After graduation? 5 year? 20 year? How can they accomplish those goals in conjunction with their interests and goals? i.e. loves playing basketball, wants to be an NBA player, not on the high school basketball team… i.e. loves shopping, has a great eye for fashion, doesnt have a job in retail…
What are your resources? Within the school Within the community Within the childs home/neighborhood
www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/ojjdp/227744.pdf National Center for Education Statistics-http://nces.ed.gov US Department of Education U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) database, retrieved from https://www.ideadata.org/DACAnalyticTool/Intro_2.asp https://www.ideadata.org/DACAnalyticTool/Intro_2.asp Publications to read Ladson-Billings, G.J. (in press). Boyz to men? Teaching to restore Black boys' childhood. Race, Ethnicity and Education. 14(1), 7-15. Ladson-Billings, G.J. "Stakes is High:" Teaching New Century Students. Manuscript in preparation. http://www.createwisconsin.net/events/2010Conference/2hoursectional/Ma dison_PP.pdf http://www.createwisconsin.net/events/2010Conference/2hoursectional/Ma dison_PP.pdf Book to buy Strengths-Based School Counseling: Promoting Student Development and Achievement by John P. Galassi
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