Polk County

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  • Thomas Polk 's County And The Founding And Progress Of Mecklenburg County Essay

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    Thomas Polk in Mecklenburg County, 1750-1800 With over 250 years of history as a county in North Carolina, Mecklenburg County has an extensive and fascinating story to tell. Established in 1762, the county that I call home has been a part of this country since before we gained our independence from Great Britain. When most Americans hear the surname “Polk,” they automatically think of our nation’s eleventh president, James Knox Polk. A fraction of those people are able to tell you that James was

  • The White And Black Progress During Segregation Time Period

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    heard booming like huge bass drums from the lake at night”1 Polk county mainly Central Florida was founded by wealthy white families in the mid 1800’s who sought opportunity of cattle and developed cities dedicated to their kind. Even with the success of building multiple towns with railroads, cattle, citrus production, and phosphate industry attracted blacks for job and property opportunities. With the migration of blacks to Polk county caused a ripple effect of segregation and for black to build

  • Polk County School Demographic Analysis

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    The following paper will discuss Polk County area demographics such as, history, size, income, ethnicity and population. Then it will go over Polk County School’s demographics such as, history, size, types of schools, number of schools, number of students, number of teachers, and ethnicity. Reviewing both Polk County demographics and Polk County Schools demographics will help us have a better understanding of the children in the schools and the various areas and backgrounds they come from. It will

  • Polk County Public Schools: Case Study

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    1. I am currently employed with the Polk County School Board. “The Mission of Polk County Public Schools is to provide a high-quality education for all students.” Polk County Public Schools mission statement is short; however, it indicates the company’s service area and primary customer (student) needs. Polk County Schools has added in a clause that states: “In accomplishing this mission, we envision that students in the Polk County Public Schools will effectively: • read, write, compute, speak

  • Polk County Health Improvement Plan Essay

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    Polk County Health Improvement Plan The surrounding and available resources in a community are what influence the health of its residents. Health status will not improve if a community does not have access to resources that will encourage healthy living. In order to increase the health of a community it is important to provide the environment to support a healthy lifestyle, such as having easy access to healthy food and exercise. Obesity is a major population health issue in Polk County along with

  • The Education System Of Polk County Public Schools

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    craft. Demographics of District Polk county public schools consist of 63 languages spoken, representing 151 countries. Nearly 11,000 students speak Spanish, 720 speak Haitian Creole and 100 speak Arabic language. In this school district 39 percent of students’ ages 0-17 live below the poverty line(“Diversity Management”, 2012). Unfortunately 19.3 percent of all children in Florida also live below the poverty line. 67 percent of the students enrolled in Polk County Public schools met federal guideline

  • Reflection Paper On Probation

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    There was one day where I woke up feeling like if I was going to win the lottery and it gave me a heads up that something good was going to just by the way I woke up. But at the time I was doing badly, I was on probation trying to do good again. First I had to complete 10 hours of community service so I can try to get off probation already , then I had to go pay a $350 fee because the charges I had committed at Bartow by the court house , furthermore I had to complete my community hours at my favorite

  • Florida’s Literacy Problem Essay

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    Third grade is the last year of education that students are taught to read. In 2002, forty-two percent to third graders in Polk County failed the reading portion of the FCAT. This very clearly shows that most of Florida’s, or at least Polk County’s reading problems begin in elementary school. The blame for this can go to schools that have sub-par reading programs. It can alternatively be attributed to parents who don’t take the

  • The Copper Basin

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    geological, climatic, edaphic, and meteorological location. However, the copper mining had a transformative effect on the surrounding lands that of which are still recovering. The Ducktown Basin, or Copper Basin, is located in the southeast corner of Polk County, Tennessee. It is a bowl-like configuration within the southern Appalachian Mountains with elevations ranging from about 1600 to 1800 feet above sea level. Its rolling hills and knobby terrain are drained by the Ocoee River watershed and numerous

  • A Model Of Governance Through Capitalistic Ideals

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    Want to know a little known fact? Local government is one of the most influential factors in the American way of life, but it is not even mentioned in the U.S. Constitution. Essentially the Constitution set up national and state governments but leaves local governments out creating a gray area. This area has been filled with many different methods and types of government. One of the ideas which pertains to filling this gray area is the Tiebout model. In essence this is a model of governance through