But a collection of small victories during the first few months began to give Wilkins the sense she was capable of becoming a good teacher, including a turning point with the boy.
Forty-four percent of the state’s black school-age children live in poverty, compared to 17 percent rate of white children, according to the National Center for Children in Poverty.
I want to agree with Oklahoma Gazette Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Chancellor’s May 14 statement on public radio that Oklahoma City’s investments in infrastructure help level the playing field between rich and poor. The MAPS accomplishments are revitalizing OKC, now the envy of hundreds of American cities. True, most improvements benefitted our downtown and the bankers and…
Earlier this year, Emerson High School launched a bicycle repair class that gave students an opportunity to work four hours each week on bikes while earning credit for a character education course.
Bodine Elementary has experienced a transformation from a high suspension school to one students and teachers look forward to coming to each day.
Interim director Following Kristen Vails’ departure this month, the Plaza District Association named Dustin Akers as its interim executive director. Akers has experience in urban planning, real estate and community development. He also serves on the advisory board for the Urban Land Institute Oklahoma District Council and is chairman of its Young Leaders Group. “Right…
The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce and Oklahoma Film & Music Office have a few changes planned for this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, which begins Friday.
This is an average day at Rogers Middle School in Spencer as dilapidated facilities challenge the focus of both students and teachers.
“I wake up every day looking at her,” Quintana, 17, said about Nayalee, her 11-month-old daughter. “I think sometimes I don’t want to go to school, but I look at her and say, ‘OK; I need to go.’”
Seventy-five percent of African-American male high school students in the Oklahoma City Public Schools district were suspended at least once in 2012.