teacher talk by Kim Jones
A reality in our society is that not everyone is equal. This would hold true in the school setting of all the students. As educators we must do our best to educate every student to the best of our ability.
A program in schools today that helps with this is called Title I. This is a federal program that was enacted in 1965. The program aims to shorten the achievement gaps between students by providing each child with fair and equal opportunities to achieve in education. It was passed as a part of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s, “War on Poverty” and has been the most far reaching federal legislation affecting education ever passed by Congress.
Elsberry Schools employs three teachers to handle this educational effort in this district. These long time teachers are Patty McCafferty, Diane Dietrich and Carol Spratt.
Mrs. Dietrich assists students with the math portion in grades K-4. She helps struggling students, helps gather resources for the teachers, and helps teach lessons in the classroom. Most of time she is a “push in” teacher, where she co-teaches with the regular classroom teacher. Mrs. Dietrich can also take small groups of students to her classroom to assist students with small group instruction.
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