“When you’re a first-generation college student, that distinction is not so clear,” Ellington said of the choice between for-profit colleges and accredited institutions like OU.
Oklahoma City Public Schools hired Aurora Lora as superintendent in July.
Three prominent programs feel the repercussions from the nearly $39 million cut from the state education activity budget.
Teach For America helps underserved schools in Oklahoma with specially trained teachers.
Teach For America helps reduce the impact of “giant teacher shortage” in OKC public schools.
Justin Harlan Established in 1990 as a member of AmeriCorps, the organization places teachers, who commit to two years of service, in low-income areas. Now it has more than 9,300 corps members teaching more than 600,000 students nationwide. Henson Adams, who just finished his first year with the program, said he believes it has made…
Bonds, who anchored the nightly news broadcast on OETA for 14 years, hopes to bring intellectually stimulating conversations to the round table as she talks to Janet Barresi, state superintendent of public instruction, and two representatives from Teach for America about the state of education. “On a personal level, it’s the intellectual stimulation and the…