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Using image slides to show some of my class work

This slide show shows some of my work in Online reporting, research and writing class. These pictures are  for our class blog , my blog page, fusion tables, my twitter account, and an example of one my blogs which is titles how to minimize bias in our reporting.

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Twitter has it all!

Check out some of the best retweets I could find on my feed!

These are some of the cool things I could find with in my Twitter Feed:

So very proud of my very own high school , and how they have progressed since the time of my attendance. I am glad to see that they are going with in the right direction as far as graduation rates ,and post secondary education enrollment. #JRLA2K15

With these week being finals week, sometimes it is hard to get everything that you need to under control. Sometimes you just have to cry it out, and hope for better days. I believe that I am overly stressed with all of these classes. This would be the most perfect idea to incorporate in all schools , especially during finals week.

Sometimes Marcelo just knows the right things to say, at the right time. This is something that I need personally as motivation as I go on about my day . I have to absolutely start thinking as my self as a success.

 

Story 2: EXTRA CREDIT

Human trafficking can affect everyone. The impotence of understanding human traffickaing is to make sure one is aware of themselves and others.

This was stressed in the Human Trafficking takes million of lives everyday Tips on Protect yourself paper that was done for assiment.

But what was not focus heavily one is how Polaris is an organization that mission is to provide human trafficking victims and survivors with access to critical support and services to get help and stay safe,

Which to equip the anti-trafficking community with the tools to effectively combat all forms of human trafficking.

And how they documented survivors and reported cases each day which is helping lives. Visit  Polaris statistics today.

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and how everyone can make a difference by donating and reporting the case if they see one.

There is a hotline for one to call if they see or in the situation number is 1 (888) 373-7888 text number is 233733 (Text “HELP” or “INFO”) this is 24 hours, 7 days a week and can be translated into English, Spanish and 200 more languages.

This college was due to pics art which is a mobile application.

 

May I have waffles with a side of murder, please?

Waffle House shooting leaves , 4 Dead in Antioch , Tennessee

Such a sad day in Tennessee as so many people mourn the loss of the 4 patrons that lost their life, due to a pointless shooting that took place inside of a Waffle House restaurant in Antioch.

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Suspect , Travis Reinking  drove to the waffle house killing two people with a AR-15as well as a handgun. This is not Reinking’s first time in trouble with , in fact he was caught by the United States Secret Service for being in a restricted area. At the time police have not found any motive at the moment, as to why this was done. An ongoing investigation is still going on. Read more here : Nashville Waffle House shooting: 4 dead; suspect had firearms card revoked, guns confiscated

 

Ypsilanti High School left out of the equation of improvement

Every school has a percentile ranking in the state of Michigan to show whether a school is doing exceptional or needs work. High schools in and around Ypsilanti reported a variety of numbers in the school year ending with 2013.

Washtenaw Technical Middle College located at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor and Saline High School both have a percentile at 97 percent and above, proving that exceptional programs are in place at these schools. Getting further into Ypsilanti, Lincoln Senior High School has a percentile ranking of 58, which is showing middle performance, but still not the worst.

However, Ypsilanti High School has the percentile ranking of 6, which is extremely low. There are many factors involved in the decline of the school’s performance and this result has determined how college-ready these students are in the end.

In its last year of existence, Willow Run High School reported its percentile rank to be at a 5 in the year of 2013. The merge to save the Willow Run School District was underway at the time, and the two rivaling districts were about to be in the same school. The sports rivalry between the districts had lasted for over 70 years, and they had to accept their differences.

However, although both schools resided in the same city, their students were undergo different expectations when it came to the curriculum.

Ypsilanti Community High School now houses students from the merging of Willow Run and Ypsilanti School District. This number has continued to grow, beginning with 4,000 students back in 2013.

Being a predominantly African American school district, It has been brought to the attention by Congress that there is racial bias in school discipline. As a result of severe discipline that happens to students, they are removed from the learning environment and can no longer continue their education. Some do not return while others go to a local community college to earn their GED.

Another factor contributing to this issue is that Michigan is the 6th in ranking of homeless students in the country. Student homelessness is an issue that several people face across the world.

A study conducted by the University of Michigan released that the total of more than 36,000 Michigan students are facing the hardship of homelessness. The breakdown shows that Ypsilanti School District has a total of nine percent of their students in a state of homelessness. This is equivalent to 410 students. The southern side of Ypsilanti holds the Lincoln School District, and their percent of homeless students is at a six percent.

Several students in Ypsilanti School District receive food from the lunch program, and based off of the homeless numbers, this may be their only meal. There is a total of 2819 students eligible for free school lunch out of 3855 total students as of fall 2017. In Saline Areas Schools, only 548 students receive free lunch when there are 5254 students total in the district.

Money is rapidly moving out of the public school systems due to the enrollment in charter schools expanding tremendously in Ypsilanti. The numbers are clear because Ypsilanti schools have been losing nearly 300 students per year. The differences between a charter and public school are prominent in today’s education system. A charter school is an independent business that focuses on performance and challenging students. Income to operate charter schools comes from the state. On the contrary, public schools are funded from multiple areas which is the state, federal and city taxes. This can differ because since the locals are funding the schools, it can fluctuate between low and high income areas. Ypsilanti can be a low income area, depending on the side of the city. Saline Area Schools, however, is an exceptionally high income area.

This is where expectation differences come in due to the low and high income areas. Schools are providing what they can afford. As the charter school movement continues to grow and performance exceeds, local Ypsilanti Public Schools may see this decreasing enrollment continue rapidly.

As for the administration, looking at Michigan schools hasn’t been on Betsy DeVos’ agenda, according to her interview with 60 Minutes. As Michigan schools continue to be overlooked, the community continues to struggle as a whole.

 

 

Starbucks CEO plans to correct racial bias in stores

Two black men were arrested at a Starbucks location in Philadelphia after employees dialed 911 as they waited for a business meeting.

One man asked to use the restroom and was turned away because it was for paying customers only. An employee approached the men asking if they needed anything, but they were only there to conduct business.

Reports say that the two males arrived at 4:35 p.m. and the dispatch received a call at 4:37 p.m. The meeting was supposed to occur at 4:45 p.m.

They were not told what they were being arrested for.

Starbucks is a meeting space for many people, however Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson were seen as trespassers.

Since then, Nelson and Robinson have had a meeting with the CEO of Starbucks to discuss what happened. Further detail about this meeting has not been provided.

All 8000 Starbucks stores will be closed on May 29 for racial bias training in efforts to prevent similar situations. The training is still more than a month away but it will consist of programs directed by members of organizations such as the NAACP.

Public reaction to the CEO wanting to “take action” to this issue has been positive. It only took the CEO one day to respond to the arrest that happened in one of his stores.

The employee that called 911 for the men to be arrested has left the company.