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  • Aspira Olney Charter High School
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Nearly all students from low‑income households

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My students are faced with countless obstacles. My students come from inner-city homes in North Philadelphia where they witness poverty and violence all too often. They study at a school that faces an ever diminishing education budget slashed by the city and the state. One fourth of the students in my school and approximately one half of my personal students are English Language Learners (ELLs) and are new arrivals to the country. One of the greatest obstacles facing my students is that they have not been granted equality of opportunity. Many of my native-born students have received a poor education thus far and many of my ELL students have received interrupted schooling in their native countries. Therefore my students are largely below grade level in their basic skills. Despite the obstacles that face them, my students have big dreams. Their inner-strength is extraordinary and with the proper guidance and resources they will be able to realize their dreams.

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My students are faced with countless obstacles. My students come from inner-city homes in North Philadelphia where they witness poverty and violence all too often. They study at a school that faces an ever diminishing education budget slashed by the city and the state. One fourth of the students in my school and approximately one half of my personal students are English Language Learners (ELLs) and are new arrivals to the country. One of the greatest obstacles facing my students is that they have not been granted equality of opportunity. Many of my native-born students have received a poor education thus far and many of my ELL students have received interrupted schooling in their native countries. Therefore my students are largely below grade level in their basic skills. Despite the obstacles that face them, my students have big dreams. Their inner-strength is extraordinary and with the proper guidance and resources they will be able to realize their dreams.

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