I Have Been Having a Good Time So Far

20 September 2014, 00:31 admin posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

I have been having a good time so far, but of course I do not really do much over here. I am pretty much the beneficiary of the fact that Michelle has gotten an enormous raise here. I am going to a Singapore business school, but I watch the kids and take them around to see the sights. If you were in to criminal mischief, then this would be a lousy place to be. I was out taking some pictures the other day and I saw this other tourist get a ticket for missing the trash bin with his sandwich wrapper. The sad thing was that he was scurrying after it and trying to pick it up when the police officer stopped him and gave him the ticket. [Read more...]

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How Integrated Pest Management Works in Schools

19 December 2012, 12:20 admin posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is the practice of preventing and managing pests by employing methods that minimize pesticide use. Commercial pest control services that use IPM in schools do so by modifying pest habitats, sealing entryways, using sanitation practices, performing or recommending structural repairs, and using organic and natural techniques to manage landscapes and playing fields. If a pest control company must use a pesticide, the product containing the least amount of toxins possible is chosen.

Schools are as vulnerable to infestations as homes. Despite the fact that the use of low-impact pest strategies is becoming more popular, many schools still choose to hire commercial pest control services that use blanket pesticide applications to manage and control unwanted invaders. However, the overuse of chemicals in pesticides can negatively affect the health and development of children and youths. [Read more...]

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Some of the Major Problems Affecting Our Schools

17 July 2012, 18:47 admin posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

There are a plethora of serious problems that are facing educators around the world. A few of these problems include things likeschool sanitation, school overcrowding and violence in the school place. A school that is either unsanitary, or overcrowded, or a violent school is not and never will be a place that is conducive to learning. For that reason educators are currently dedicating a lot of their time and a lot of their resources trying to figure out what are some things that they can do in order to successfully tackle these huge problems that are looming over the educational system.

School Sanitation

Some examples of this can be seen in programs and initiatives that have been started in countries like India. India has instituted the National School Sanitation Initiative. Schools are able to log into a website, and see how their school is ranking as far as sanitation is concerned. [Read more...]

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Overcrowded Schools Require Extra Sanitation Efforts

17 July 2012, 18:47 admin posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

We all know that disease spreads quickly when people are in tight quarters. Remember the recent outbreaks of Norovirus on a number of large cruise ships? Schools are similar to cruise ships, in that large numbers of people are enclosed in a fairly small area for many hours. Colds and viruses, like the flu and whooping cough, can spread like wildfire in these situations.

Bacteria doubles every twenty minutes, from bacteria found in the school bathroom, to bacteria on the desks. When you take school overcrowding into consideration, the scenario becomes even more serious. According to the United States Department of Education, 22% of American schools are overcrowded. Too many students, and not enough space, turn the school into a sort of petri dish where any and every disease is apt to proliferate.

In this situation, school sanitation becomes an issue of high importance. Preventative measures must exist in every section of the school, to ensure the spread of disease is kept to a minimum. The most important places to focus sanitation efforts on are the cafeteria and the bathrooms. [Read more...]

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Put Your Child into the Right School

17 July 2012, 18:47 admin posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

It is good to know that a parent is not obligated to send their child to the schools that corresponds to their area. Quite often parents think that they only can send their child to a certain school. Even if they are not happy with the school that the child is attending, they do not realize that they have other free options as well.

A good parent wants to send their child to a great school, where they’re going to be able to get a great education and where they’re not going to have to worry about so many other things. Since school is difficult enough for many children, it is really up to a parent to make sure that their child is going to the right school for them. There are many things that a parent should think about when choosing a good school for their child. For many parents it is important that their child go to a school that is divers. [Read more...]

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Top Problems with Public Schools

12 July 2012, 19:22 admin posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

There are many issues that affect publics schools today but, according to the National Center for Educational Statisticsfamily factors seem to drive most of the serious problems in public schools.

High on the list and considered “serious” problems by educators are overall lack of parental involvement, poverty, and parental alcoholism.

Student alcohol and drug abuse is also a large problem but is on the decline, contrary to popular belief. Weapons possession was reported as a problem by less than 3% of teachers and less than .5% of principals.

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