A Brookings Institute study reveals that “Black students who have one Black teacher by third-grade are 7% more likely to graduate high school and 13% more likely to enroll in college. After having two Black teachers, a Black students’ likelihood of enrolling in college increases by 32%.”
“Proficiency rates for Greenwood in Math and Reading are actually exceeding all of the comparable elementary schools in the district,” TPS’s Chief Innovation Officer Andrea Castañeda said.
Low enrollment and inadequate educational funding for the state have made running Oklahoma’s second-largest school district much difficult than previous decades.
Mr. Asamoa-Caesar says he chose to read “Green Pants” for story time because he was inspired by his godson Jaden, 9, and nephew Kenyon, 7.
Greenwood Leadership Academy (GLA ), a Tulsa Public Schools (TPS) partnership school serving TPS students, and the Met Cares Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to building exceptional schools, strong economic development and robust community engagement in North Tulsa, held their first GLA 5K and Fun Run on the morning of Saturday, November 2, 2019, that took walkers and runners through the beautiful, rolling hills in the Gilcrease neighborhood.
History was made recently when Tulsa dignitaries, Tulsa Public School officials, and educators, were joined by students, along with their families to celebrate and to dedicate the John Hope Franklin Elementary School, located on 5402 North Martin Luther King Blvd., formerly known as ECDC Bunche.
We all know that change is difficult, especially when you’re trying to fill the shoes and vacuum of a strong, educated black woman who has similar lived experiences with those of the students, staff, and community which allows for her to better connect and communicate with the black students and black teachers.