My students want to learn but often struggle in school because they don't have the basics that they need for school. We live in a very isolated location, which means that many students don't get to leave the area. This isolation can limit their experiences if we are not careful. We are in a geographically isolated area with limited financial resources and students don't always get the opportunity to do STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities of their own choosing.
Students want to have good lives so they need to learn about places and things outside of our rural area to prepare them for life!
We need these Scholastic News Magazines on different levels so our students can learn about other people in other cultures, places and in different situations. This is really important because we live in an area that is very isolated (in the Southern Appalachian Mountains) and some of our students are not exposed to people who are different than them in any way.
These Scholastic News will open students minds and heart as they are learning about the world, about other cultures and about people who are different than us and have different lives, in order to help our students appreciate the diversity.
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