When you talk about transforming a narrative and changing a narrative, that is not something that you get to say and then just watch happen. It is a day by day, decisions by decision battle that you have to have internally with yourself, you have to have with the students in your classroom, and you have to have with the families that are bringing these students into our building every day.
SPORTS – Dominic A. Durant
During 2016 Reed Community Foundation provided after school care for 32 children a daily average who needed a safe and fun place to go until a parent or caregiver could take them home. They got a healthy snack to tide them over, and plenty of exercise. In fact, one mother called Coach Reed and asked, “What are you doing with those kids? My son is so tired when he gets home he just wants to eat and go straight to bed. Whatever you’re doing, keep doing it!”
Okla. — Let’s be Frank! What happened this past Tuesday at the Oklahoma state capital was pretty f–ked-up. Once again, state legislators had the opportunity to halt the pedagogue brain-drain that has haunted the state since 2008; but of course, Oklahoma leaders voted against a revenue bill that would have given state teachers their much needed and well deserved, although minuscule, pay raise of $3,000.
This history of exclusion and lack of social, cultural, and economic reinforcement is still influential for students of color as Tierney (2002) explains that integration into the institution’s environment and academic success can be exceedingly difficult, especially at majority white institutions.
Research indicates that Black students are underrepresented in Advanced Placement and gifted programs, but overrepresented in special education and discipline referrals.
Charter schools are public schools. They are an alternative attempt at leveling the playing field and curbing the school-to-prison pipeline, a pipeline that seemingly counts the number of students who can’t read by grade three and simultaneously projects the number of beds and prison space that must be built to accommodate the superficially educated.
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 […]
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.
pproximately 23% of students scored at or above proficient in English language arts while 19% of students met this bar on the math assessment.
May 31, 2018, will mark the ninety-seventh anniversary of the cataclysmic 1921 Tulsa Race Riot (the “Riot”), a man-made calamity more accurately described as a massacre, pogrom, holocaust, assault, or burning. This defining moment in Tulsa and American history, despite its significance as the worst “race riot” [or massacre] in America, remains a mystery to many and an unknown to many more.