“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.
Fields & Futures’ annual Bowtie Ball benefits school athletics programs in Oklahoma City.
OKCPS Superintendent Aurora Lora will deliver her recommendation to the school board at its Nov. 21 meeting.
“If we aren’t willing to confront that we have suffering right under our noses, we are doing a huge disservice to our fellow citizens,” Mélon said.
Read more Oklahoma Gazette election coverage here and here. As Maintain OKC Schools coalition sees it, the $180 million proposed bond package calling for major facility improvements to the state’s largest school district is a straightforward decision. “It is about taking care of what we already have,” said Roy Williams, a member of the steering…
The school district strives to expand advanced placement classes and enable low-income and minority students to enroll.