Presentation on theme: "FACES BEHIND THE DATA PICTURES OF CHILDREN OF DIVERSITY."— Presentation transcript:
FACES BEHIND THE DATA PICTURES OF CHILDREN OF DIVERSITY
Data What is the picture in your mind when you hear the word data? Hiroshima China September 11, 2001 Not making AYP
69% of all married couples with children ages 6 to 17- both parents are working outside of their home. (1) Behind The Achievement Data Violent crimes by juveniles - murder, sexual assault, robbery and aggravated assault peak between 3pm. and 5 pm. (2) 75,000 PA. teens surveyed - a majority indicated they do not feel supported or protected by families, schools, neighborhoods and communities (PA. Youth Survey 2006)
Nationally, 1.2 million students drop out of our high schools yearly. PA. averages 53,000 yearly. Cost in lost production is estimated to be $260 billion dollars (3) Behind The Achievement Data 72 % of the prison population in PA. have not graduated from high school The average cost for incarceration of a prisoner in PA. is $34,000 per year.
Children We Don’t See More than 4,341 substantiated reports of child abuse last year (PA. Dept of Welfare report) 675 filed reports involved children between birth and 3 years old
(Dept of Labor statistics 2006) (May primary 2006) 85% of voters in PA. indicated in a PA/Pew poll that making sure our high school graduates have skills for college and career is the most important education goal 80% of the fastest growing jobs in America require education and training beyond high school
“Somewhere today, an unknown teacher in an unknown classroom, in an unknown school in an unknown way will influence an unknown student that may indeed change the course of history” (Anonymous)
Children arriving at your schools daily The burden and responsibility you carry each day Remember, there are people behind the data Hiroshima Earthquakes in China Floods and tornados
Virginia Tech massacre Scott at the bar Karl Poust at the fire department Sean Thomas in Iraq And all faces behind the data Working every minute of every day to change hearts and minds, one at a time
Who we are? Eric Sloane Know at all times, the answers to these simple questions What are we about? Where are we going? What will our legacy truly be?
1. U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics and the National Institute on Out Of School Time 2. Safe and Smart.. making after school hours work for kids and U.S. Department of Justice 3. Margaret Spellings Secretary of Education 2006