Urban Community Education in Memphis, TN by David Montague of Memphis Teacher Residency


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Urban Community Education in Memphis, TN by David Montague of Memphis Teacher Residency

  1. 1. SirEdwardHillary&TenzigNorgay
  2. 2. WilliamWilberforce
  3. 3. NelsonMandela
  4. 4. MartinLutherKingJr.
  5. 5. John M.Perkins
  6. 6. AleksandrSolzhenitsyn
  7. 7. JoyMontague
  8. 8. 55 million students inState US public schoolsof Urban 10 million students inEducation 50 largest cities in USEnrollment NYC (1st) 1.1m Memphis (24th) – 110,000
  9. 9. 53% of all urban students qualify for FRPL (withinState 130% of poverty line)of Urban Memphis is the 5th poorest public schoolEducation district in the US.Poverty 83% (~90,000) of all students qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch.
  10. 10. 21% of teachers leave MCS after first year of teachingState 41% of teachers leave MCSof Urban within their first threeEducation years of teachingTeacher 52% of Secondary teachersRetention leave within three years Teacher dropout rate exceeds student dropout rate
  11. 11. 40-45% dropout rateState Leading private 100%of Urban graduation rate (100%+ gap)Education 3-4% “College Ready” 20+ ACT Leading private 95%+Academic (2,000%+ gap)Gap Average ACT 16.6 (2010) Leading private school 28.3 (70%+ gap)
  12. 12. 83% African-AmericanState 8% Whiteof Urban 8% HispanicEducationMemphis 1% Asian 85% FRPL
  13. 13. 207 Schools 103,000 studentsStateof Urban 7,329 teachersEducation $11,324Memphis per pupil spending 2011 ACT - 16.2 (English - 15.5)
  14. 14. 50% of the national urban population $17,000 average maximumUrban annual incomeHigh School 69% unemployment rateDropouts 25% incarcerated More urban black males go to jail than graduate from college
  15. 15. 1954 Brown v. Board of Education AccessHistoryof 1964/65 Elementary &Urban Ed Secondary Education ActReform Resources 1983 A Nation at Risk Output
  16. 16. Four-Year Commitment One-year Residency Training Year Three-year teaching obligation Residency YearMTR Masters in Urban Ed (MUEd Union Univ) Full year internship Stipend; Tuition; Housing Teaching Coaching support Community education / staffing
  17. 17. Christian Community Education is an effort to prepare responsible and highly educated children from a motivation inspired from Biblical Kingdom values. These values require us to provide all children,Christian regardless of race, class or religion, a fair and equal access to basic civil rights such as K-12 education. Additionally, these motivations provide the opportunity for teachers to live their career as a calling to bring fairness and justice to all of creation.
  18. 18. Image of God All children deserve high quality education Restraint Safe learning environmentChristian Valid Response By fully participating in what is to come Servant Owners not critics. Costly blessings in places of need.
  19. 19. Christian Community Education strives to foster the relationship between healthy communities and effective education based on a foundation of hope.  Students’ hope for the future is proven to be a primary determinant to educational investment, achievement and individual lifeCommunity opportunities, which all are critical elements of community health.  Similarly, the effectiveness of excellent teachers is enhanced by their students’ ability to participate in the learning process.  Their ability is greatly influenced by community health factors, such as stable family employment, housing quality and safety.  Our strategy is to build transformative hope within the community, including:
  20. 20. Place Based Identify boundaries, asset-based Holistic Family & Community Health Youth; Housing; Health; Eco-Community nomic; Education Return & Invest Return to community leadership Data-Driven Key initiatives and student data are tracked to gauge effectiveness and inform strategies.
  21. 21. Education Reform, at its core, is an emphasis on student academic outcomes. Regardless of the living conditions or degree of hope a student has, academic achievement is essential and must be the primaryEducation responsibility of the teacher and school. We believe measureable and large-scale academic progress is created through two primary factors: early childhood preparedness and positive school culture. Our strategy to foster a culture of high academic achievement includes:
  22. 22. Parent Education PAT School Readiness PAT, Pre-School, Pre-KEducation Narrators of Culture Feeder Pattern, Critical Mass, High Expectations, Teacher Retention Education Partners Adopt-a-school / tutors, Youth ministry partners
  23. 23. Love God’s love is for all people JusticeThe Gospel fairness to a broken systemProclaimed Sacrifice displays hope in life to comethrough Grace safe learning environment to all peopleTeaching Dignity bring and high expectations to those who often live in a hopelessness of poverty Power as God brings victory into the impossible