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Building a Firm Foundation
Building a Firm Foundation
For nearly 50 years this nation has embarked on a concerted effort to educate children with a particular concentration on poor children, children of color, and children who are educationally and socially disadvantaged. These children are summarily referred to as educationally disenfranchised. The nation has spared little expense in its endeavor to address the educational plight of this student population.
Gratitude: it’s one of my favorite topics because it has such power to effect change in our hearts, in others, in our communities, and even in our schools. I’ve invited Jay Ferguson, headmaster of Grace Community School (Tyler, Texas), to write about gratitude as we enter the Thanksgiving season here in the U.S. —Dan
It’s a question many Christian parents have asked: By having my kids attend a Christian school, am I nurturing them and equipping them for life in secular society, or am I potentially harming them by shielding them from it? Jay Ferguson, headmaster of Grace Community School (Tyler, Texas), addresses that question head-on in this issue. I hope you’ll consider his excellent points.
You’ve made a fantastic, eternity-impacting decision by enrolling your kids in a Christian school. But how do you maximize your investment? I’ve invited Jay Ferguson, headmaster of Grace Community School (Tyler, Texas) to outline a few deliberate actions you can take to do so this school year. —Dan
We highly recommend these resources from the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice. The foundation was founded in 1996 by Milton and Rose D. Friedman to advance a system of K-12 education in which all parents regardless of race, origin, or family income are free to choose a learning environment that is best for their children.
We've chosen the following documents to assist you in designing your school:
Fifty Educational Markets A Playbook of State Laws and Regulations Governing Private Schools
Funding School Choice A Road Map to Tax-Credit Scholarship Programs and Scholarship Granting Organizations [The first page is blank; please scroll down.]
The School Starter Checklist Meeting the Private Education Regulations in State with School Choice
*BOSS Tools were developed with A.C.E. Educators in mind. Topics were chosen to assist administrators and teachers with school improvement and student academic success. They are BOSS Tools because they provide a Basic Overview on topics, while additionally giving you the tools to conduct a Self-Assessment then administer Self-Implimentation for resultant change in your school.
Best Practices: Effective A.C.E. Schools are effective schools with equipped staff and enriched students.
Student Academic Assimilation: How to Effectively Assimilate Low-Performing Students into a Rigorous Academic Program
The BOSS Literacy Tool: Designed to enable educators with the "how" of teaching literacy to A.C.E. students.
*BOSS Tools are currently being revised and updated during the transition from Urban School Seervices Department to A.C.E. Student Success Center. For additional information or to contact the A.C.E. Student Success Center email: email@example.com