“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.”
They often attract vandals and partiers and are seen as eyesores that are detrimental to neighborhoods.
Aspasia Carlson has tried to encourage attitudes and academic achievement during her time at the local high school.
“We are looking at more systemic changes because we’ve run out of easy things to cut,” Lora said last week. “Now, we have to look at changes in grade configurations and school closures for small schools.”
KIPP OKC South Community Prep opens for the 2017-18 school year and will add one grade level per year.
“This is why we teach the classes,” Dykstra said. “You, as parents, are the first and most important teachers in your children’s life.”
Budget issues, school choice, student demographics and teacher pay are important topics in this election.
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.
School leaders want to focus on STEM education, community service, work experience and restoring academic excellence.