Black students matched to black teachers have been shown to have higher test scores but we wanted to know if these student-teacher racial matches had longer-lasting benefits. We found the answer is a resounding yes,” said co-author Nicholas Papageorge of Johns Hopkins. “We’re seeing spending just one year with a teacher of the same race can move the dial on one of the most frustratingly persistent gaps in educational attainment — that of low-income black boys. It not only moves the dial, it moves the dial in a powerful way.
The education grant is allocated for the expansion of some 30 charter schools across the Sooner state. Oklahoma is one of nine states notified, last Thursday, by the Department of Education regarding the Expanding Opportunity Through Quality Charter Schools’ Program (CSP) Grants to State Entities.
Aware Tulsa, the Terence Crutcher Family Foundation, and other concerned citizens are hosting Tulsa Protest Against Police Brutality on Sunday, October 22nd, at 3 p.m. outside of the Tulsa County Courthouse.
“I will be very, very candid in full disclosure. I’m not happy with the NFL protest. I have more respect for the people walking down the street protesting than I do for the NFL protestors. I’m sorry. It’s just the way that I am,” – Chief Chuck Jordan of TPD
By Orisabiyi Oyin Williams Last week, I had another opportunity to volunteer with Tulsa Change Makers. The teenagers in my group attended Hale High School and were the most brilliant kids I […]
In the DA’s closing argument of the second trial, Steven Kunzweiler began with a 5-minute tribute of the defendant, Shannon Kepler, praising his 24 years of service. Truly, it sounded like the DA was reading from the closing argument of the defense. These are the words of the prosecution – spoke to the jury – just prior to deliberations? You have to wonder, where is his heart?
pproximately 23% of students scored at or above proficient in English language arts while 19% of students met this bar on the math assessment.
OPINION | Orisabiyi Williams In 2017, the truth is discarded like old clothes, and those who stand with truth usually have no friends. Truth tellers are quickly identified as the troublemaker, and […]