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British Asian

British Asians are persons of South Asian descent who reside in the United Kingdom. In British English usage, the term Asian refers to people who trace their ancestry to South Asia, the Indian subcontinent in particular. Immigration of small numbers of South Asians to England began with the arrival of the East India Company to the Indian subcontinent in the 17th century. Indians came to Britain, for educational or economic reasons, during the British Raj, with most returning to India after a few months or years, in greater numbers as the Indian independence movement led to the partition of 1947 creating the separate countries of India and Bangladesh; the most significant wave of Asian immigration to and settlement in the United Kingdom came following World War II, the breakup of the British Empire and the independence of Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh during the 1950s and 1960s. An influx of Asian immigrants took place following the expulsion or flight of Indian communities from the newly independent Uganda and Tanzania in the early 1970s.

In Britain, the word "Asian" most refers to people of South Asian ancestry. This usage contrasts to that in the United States, where it is used to refer to people of East Asian origin; the British Sociological Association's guidelines on equality and diversity suggest that "South Asian" is more precise than "Asian", that the latter should not be used where there is a risk of it conflating South Asians with people from elsewhere in Asia. The United Kingdom Census 1991 was the first to include a question on ethnicity; the question had tick-boxes for "Indian", "Pakistani" and "Bangladeshi". There was a tick box, as well as a general "Any other ethnic group" option for those not wishing to identify with any of the pre-set tick boxes. For the 2001 Census, in England and Wales, "Indian", "Pakistani" and "Bangladeshi" and "Any other Asian background" options were grouped under an "Asian or Asian British" heading, with appearing under a separate heading. In Scotland, all of these tick-boxes were grouped together under an "Asian, Asian Scottish or Asian British " heading, in Northern Ireland no broad headings were used, just tick-boxes for each of the Asian groups.

The 2011 Census questionnaire was more consistent with regard to the grouping of Asian ethnicities, such that Indian, Bangladeshi and any other Asian background options appeared under a broad "Asian/Asian British" heading in all parts of the UK. The 2011 UK Census recorded 1,451,862 residents of Indian, 1,174,983 of Pakistani and 451,529 of Bangladeshi ethnicity, making a total South Asian population of 3,078,374, excluding other Asian groups and people of mixed ethnicity. South Asian ethnic groups originate from a few select places in South Asia, these are known as place of origins. British Indians tend to originate from the two Indian States and Gujarat. Evidence from Bradford and Birmingham have shown, Pakistanis originate from the Mirpur District in Azad Kashmir; the second largest ethnic group of British Pakistanis are the Punjabi people from Attock District of Punjab followed by Pashtuns and other ethnic groups from the districts of Nowshera and Ghazi in province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

In the London Borough of Waltham Forest there are substantial numbers of Pakistani people originating from Jhelum, Punjab. Studies have shown 95 per cent of Bangladeshis originate from the Sylhet Division, located in the Northeastern part of Bangladesh. Due to a growing sense of affiliation with Britain, many third generation South Asians chose to not mark "Asian or British Asian" and instead marked "British Asian" in the "Other Asian" write in section; the language spoken by Indians are, Gujarati, Hindustani, Tamil and Malayalam. People from Pakistan speak Urdu, Mirpuri, Sindhi, Kashmiri and Seraiki. Gujaratis who emigrated from India and East Africa speak Gujarati and Kutchi, while a sizeable number of Gujarati Muslims speak Urdu for religious and cultural reasons. Bangladeshis speak Bengali. People from Sri Lanka speak Sinhala; those who speak dialects refer their language to the main language, for example Sylheti speakers say they speak Bengali or Mirpuri speakers say they speak Punjabi. The reason for this is.

The unemployment rate among Indian men was only higher than that for White British or White Irish men, 7 per cent compared with 5 per cent for the other two groups. On the other hand, Pakistanis have higher unemployment rates of 13-14%, Bangladeshis have one of the highest rates, around 23%; some surveys revealed the Indian unemployment rate to be 6-7% Persons of Indian or mixed Indian origin are more than White British to have university degrees, whereas Pakistanis and Bangladeshis are less likely. With the exception of Bangladeshi women, every other group of South Asians, have higher attendance at university than the national average. GCSE pass rates have been rising for all South Asians. There have been three waves of migration of Hindus in the United Kingdom; the first wave was before India's independ

Shenandoah Valley Junior Senior High School

Shenandoah Valley Junior Senior High School is a small suburban, public junior senior high school located at 805 West Centre Street, Shenandoah In Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. In 2015, enrollment was reported as 443 pupils in 7th through 12th grades, with 59% of pupils eligible for a free lunch due to the family meeting the federal poverty level. Additionally, 20% of pupils received special education services, while 4.5% of pupils were identified as gifted. The school employed 38 teachers according to US News and World Report's annual hIgh school ranking report. Per the Pennsylvania Department of Education, 12% of the teachers were rated "Non‐Highly Qualified" under the federal No Child Left Behind Act; this is the sole junior high or senior high school operated by the Shenandoah Valley School District. In 2014, Shenandoah Valley Junior Senior High School enrollment was reported as 467 pupils in 7th through 12th grades, with 71% of pupils eligible for a free lunch due to family poverty. Additionally, 17.7% of pupils received special education services, while 2% of pupils were identified as gifted.

The school employed 27 teachers. Per the PA Department of Education 100% of the teachers were rated "Non‐Highly Qualified" under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2010, Shenandoah Valley Junior Senior High School reported an enrollment of 455 pupils in grades 7th through 12th, with 296 pupils eligible for a federal free or reduced-price lunch due to the family meeting the federal poverty level; the school is a federally designated Title I school. The school employed 41 teachers, yielding a student-teacher ratio of 11:1. According to a report by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, 25 classes were taught by teachers who were rated "Non‐Highly Qualified" under No Child Left Behind; the attendance rate was reported as 92%. High school students may choose to attend Schuylkill Technology Centers for training in the construction trades, mechanical trades, as well as other careers. In 2015, 23 district pupils attended the tech school.

The district offers SV Virtual Academy for pupils who desire to attend school online. The Schuylkill Intermediate Unit IU29 provides the district with a wide variety of services like specialized education for disabled students and hearing and visual disability services and professional development for staff and faculty. In 2015, The district’s graduation rate was 88.8%. 2014 - 85%. 2013 - 80% 2012 - 67%. 2011 - 79%. 2010 - 79%, the Pennsylvania Department of Education issued a new, 4-year cohort graduation rate. According to traditional graduation rate calculations 2010 - 83% 2009 - 87% 2008 - 85% 2007 - 85% 2015 School Performance Profile Shenandoah Valley Junior Senior High School achieved a score of 60 out of 100. Reflects on grade level reading and science achievement; the PDE reported. In Algebra 1, 50% of students showed on grade level skills at the end of the course. In Biology I, only 45% demonstrated on grade level science understanding at the end of the course. Statewide, 53 percent of schools with an eleventh grade achieved an academic score of 70 or better.

Five percent of the 2,033 schools with 11th grade were scored above. The Keystone Exam results showed: 73 percent of students statewide scored at grade-level in English, 64 percent in Algebra I and 59 percent in biology. 2014 School Performance Profile Shenandoah Valley Junior Senior High School achieved 54.7 out of 100. Reflects on grade level reading and science achievement. In reading/literature - 62% were on grade level. In Algebra 1, 51.8% showed on grade level skills. In Biology, 40.5% demonstrated on grade level science understanding at the end of the course. Statewide, the percentage of high school students who scored proficient and advanced in Algebra I increased to 39.7% to 40.1%. The percentage of high school students who scored proficient and advanced in reading/literature declined to 52.5%. The percentage of high school students who scored proficient and advanced in biology improved from 39.7% to 41.4%. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, 2,134 of 2,947 Pennsylvania public schools, achieved an academic score of 70 or higher.

Fifty-three percent of schools statewide received lower SPP scores compared with last year's, while 46 percent improved. A handful were unchanged. Compared with last year, the percentage of schools that earned below 60 declined by nearly 1 percent per Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq, she reported that this is an indication that student achievement is improving as school resources are being used better. 2013 School Performance Profile Shenandoah Valley Junior Senior High School achieved 59.1 out of 100. Reflects on grade level reading and science achievement. In reading/literature - 60% were on grade level. In Algebra 1, only 43.69% showed on grade level skills. In Biology, 40% showed on grade level science understanding. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, 2,181 public schools, achieved an academic score of 70 or higher. Pennsylvania 11th grade students no longer take the PSSAs. Instead, beginning in 2012, they take the Keystone Exams at the end of the associated course.

In 2012, Shenandoah Valley Junior Senior High School declined to School Improvement I Adequate Yearly Progress status due to low graduation rate and chronic, low student academic achievement in both reading and mathematics. Under the federal No Child Left Behind Act, the school administration was required to notify parents of the sc

STB (TV channel)

STB is a Ukrainian commercial television network. Today, the coverage area of the network is 85% of Ukraine's territory, it is broadcast in all oblast centers and all Ukrainian cities with a population greater than 50,000. It occupies the 1st place in the list of the leading TV networks in Ukraine; the channel is a part of StarLightMedia broadcasting group, created by Viktor Pinchuk. The founders of the networks were Ukrainian and American companies: International Media Center, Shachar Enterprises, Inc. Internews Netouron K; the STB was launched on 2 June 1997. Since 1997, STB was controlled by a Ukrainian businessman and politician, he was the one. Since September, 1996, the crew of STB broadcast news on the frequency of UT-2. In 1999, STB fell under the influence of companies of the Russian Lukoil Group through its Norcross Corporation because of pro Russia pro Kremlin pro Putin Leonid Kuchma's support for aggressive actions taken against STB management's independent position in early 1999 resulting in Oleksiy Fedun, who made STB into a pro Kuchma platform, becoming the executive president of the network on September 6, 1999.

In 2000 the popularity of the channel rose. The most popular programs are Vikna. News. Vikna. Business. Vikna. Capital-city. Vikna. Crimes. Vikna. Sport. and Vikna. Midnight. STB becomes an info-channel. In 2000 Windows was registered as a trademark of STB. In 2001 STB became a registered trademark. STB became the first Ukrainian television network that got a doman website - stb.ua. In 2002 the administration of STB changes its brand as an info-channel. There are more entertaining programs on air, such as, National Striptise Championship of Ukraine, reality-shows "The House" and "Starving", the scandalous talk show "Restricted Zone". Tee popularity of STB falls. Lukoil tries to sell STB. In 2004 STB becomes the property of one of Leonid Kuchma son in law Viktor Pinchuk's StarLightMedia Group. In 1997-2007 many famous television personalities have worked at STB; the most popular of them are Georgiy Gongadze, Myroslava Gongadze, Yurii Horban', Oleksii Mustafin, Kateryna Nesterenko, Osman Pashayev, Tetyana Ramus, Roman Skrypin, Ihor Tatarchuk, Iryna Vannikova, Mykola Veresen', Alena Vinnytska and Natalka Yakymovych.

Since 2005 the programs of STB were changed. The group of news programs called. New popular shows were introduced. Thanks to the format change, STB entered the top 5 Ukrainian channels by share in 2006, in 2007 it became the 3rd largest Ukrainian channel by audience share. STB's most popular programs are "Paralelnyi Svit" and "Bytva Ekstrasensiv". In 2008 STB launched the "Tantsuyut Vsi" talent show. In May 2009 STB started the "Ukraina maye Talant" show, similar to ITV's Britain's Got Talent. Related to the Crimean crises 2014 STB broadcasts in Sevastopol ended on 9 March 2014, 14:30 o'clock East European time Is one of a few Ukrainian TV channels, which use particular rules of Kharkiv orthography in some TV programs; that causes both critics from the society. But, according to monitoring data made by "Boycott Russian Films" campaign activists on 27 September 2014, there was 54% of Russian language content on the channel. StarLightMedia Group Official Site