State leaders see low education assessment scores as a starting point for the state to close the achievement gap.
Oklahoma City Public Schools leaders take initial steps toward educational equity.
Some want the money to fund infrastructure improvements, and others believe the money should go to schools.
Many Oklahoma school districts don’t have protections in place and put students and staff at risk for discrimination.
Sonic Corp. recently donated $109,000 to Oklahoma City Public Schools.
“No matter what the economic situation is for a student’s family, they don’t have to worry,” Ponce said last week as he visited the Eugene Field cafeteria. “It’s an unbelievable program.”
Aspasia Carlson has tried to encourage attitudes and academic achievement during her time at the local high school.
“We wanted to come up with a model that could potentially be replicable in other schools as well as something that is sustainable for the long-term,” Karper said. “It is an opportunity for artists, but it also benefits students.”
KIPP OKC South Community Prep opens for the 2017-18 school year and will add one grade level per year.
The college preparatory middle school is gearing up to expand the KIPP model into a high school and elementary school.