Is it possible that a school would pass students forward to ensure meeting a legislative mandate when those students cannot master their grade level? How can parents reconcile that their children are not prepared for the academic, social and economic challenges ahead? One parent states, “I work all day, have two other children at two different schools, a child in childcare and a husband to drop off and pick up each day. I’m doing the best I can to support my child and it is the school’s fault. My child was not having problems until she came to your school.” There are other parents in the same position whose children are doing quite well. What is the difference? Is there a correlation with the level of involvement of parents with the school and the success of their children? Are there things parents can be doing to better help their children? How do we move beyond blame, take responsibility and support our children? Hear from parents, a teacher and an educator on what they do and recommend. A special segment of this show will also include the impact at the junior college level when the work is not done in the early grades. Matt Layton, M.Ed., Certified Reading Specialist and Currently 4th Grade Teacher, Ebony Thomas, Admissions Coordinator for the School of Health Professions and an Adjunct Faculty Member, and Parents of “Real” Students join as our guests. Emilio Williams, Dean of Student and Family Life, is your host.
As a part of and a tangible reflection of their mission statement, MSK’s President and Founder, Latanya Wooten, has committed to the Monarch Academy Baltimore Campus to conduct a Pajama and Book Drive for all Kindergarten students entitled “Bedtime Stories for Little Ones”. The event will be held at the Monarch Academy Baltimore Campus on Friday, December 16, 2011 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. During the event each Kindergarten student will receive a set of pajamas and a book. In addition, we wanted to make it special by having the kindergarten students participate in a book reading and a storytelling session, before they receive their gifts. Parents are invited and children are encouraged to bring a blanket as we sit down, celebrate, enjoy stories, have refreshments and reinforce the desire to read.