A NEW SCHOOL ERA; Education In The Midst Of A Pandemic: Tulsa Public School Opens Doors For Student Body November 9th

By. J. Kavin Ross, Photojournalist




Nearly 500 Dell Chromebooks were issued to Tulsa Public Schools students recently. McKinley Elementary served as a pilot program to receive all new Dell Chromebooks which are a favorite among young techies for the laptop’s high-resolution graphics, longer battery life, and touch screen capabilities. Other schools will follow suit with the disbursement of laptops.

Late Tuesday night school board approved  Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Deborah Gist’s recommendations, for prek and kindergarteners to return to the adjusted schedule Nov. 9. Students in the first, second, and third grades would start the hybrid model on Nov. 16.  Fourth through 12th grades would begin the hybrid model on Nov. 30. The recommendations involve splitting students into two groups. Students in Group A will be in person at school on Mondays and Tuesdays. Group B will be in person at school on Thursdays and Fridays. All students will be in a distance learning schedule on Wednesdays. If COVID-19 conditions worsen, all grades would remain in distance learning until further notice.

Although numerous school districts in Tulsa and surrounding counties opted to have in-person traditional school schedules, Tulsa Public Schools have been spending its first nine weeks

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